A major goal of the Foundation is to maximize assets in order to increase grants and scholarships for NSCA members. Donations come from contributors and selected sponsors who are also dedicated to science and research.
With the growth of the Foundation, the NSCA has the ability to give back to its membership, affirming its mission of being the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, supporting and disseminating research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.
Our NSCA Foundation assets continue to grow, which means we are able to offer greater support to NSCA members in the field of strength and conditioning. This year the Foundation contributed $94,629 toward grants and $94,500 toward scholarships for a total of $189,129.
We want to express our gratitude to NSCA Foundation grant sponsor GNC® ($20,000) and the NSCA ($50,000) for their generous financial support of our members. As a result of their additional contributions, 12 grants were funded in 2013 for $126,039. In addition, 63 scholarships ($94,500) were awarded for a grand total of $220,539.
The value of the portfolio at the end of the 4Q was $4,273,936 compared to $3,771,476 in 2012, and our total return on investments over the year was 14.07%.
Please go to the Governance page of the NSCAF website to view the Foundation’s Spending Policy and Investment Policy Statement. These two important documents lay the framework for how our endowment is invested and spent.
Joan M. Eckerson, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA
To support the mission of the National Strength and Conditioning Association by providing funding for educational and research activities that enhance the practical application of strength and conditioning.