Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. The NFF programs include:
The College Football Hall of Fame, a $68 million state-of-the-art and highly interactive facility in the heart of Atlanta that brings the game to life for fans of all ages while paying tribute to the game’s greatest legends.
The NFF Scholarship Program, awarding more than $1.3 million annually and nearly has distributed nearly $30 million since its inception in 1959.
The NFF Showcases, which currently provide more than 1,000 disadvantaged high school players an opportunity, at no cost, to display their skills in front of coaches from more than 100 divisional colleges with the hopes of earning participation and academic scholarships.
The NFF Major Awards, honoring those who represent the key ideals of the organization and have made major contributions to the sport and/or society.
The NFF Annual Awards Dinner, the organization’s marquee event that attracts more than 1,600 of the game's most influential supporters to the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City to honor those who embody the spirit of the game.
Rankings, officially known as the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the National Football Foundation (NFF) partner during the regular season to conduct a weekly major-college football poll ranking the top teams in the country.
Membership and the NFF Chapter Network, providing those who love the game an opportunity to stay involved and give back to future generations by replicating the national efforts at the grassroots level.
News, Outreach and Partnerships, implementing a variety of initiatives that promote the game’s best storylines and engage the key stakeholders and the more than 778 football-playing colleges and universities nationwide.