AboutIFA’s Foundation

This generation’s entrepreneurs include 733,000 franchise businesses – small business owners, creating 7.3 million jobs and adding $674.3 billion to the economy each year.


The Foundation helps promote the business model and advance franchising through education, research, and best practices. Read more about the Foundation here.


This year, we are asking you to join the Giving Tuesday movement to help raise funds and awareness for the work that the Foundation does for veterans, underserved communities and the next generation of franchising’s leaders.

For 26 years, VetFran has connected veterans with ownership and employment opportunities in franchising, recognizing that our nation’s vets have invaluable skills and experience to contribute, and that it’s our duty to help them transition from protecting our nation to successful careers. Read more about VetFran here.



Franchising creates ownership and employment in virtually every community around the nation, and our mission is to enhance and expand those opportunities in traditionally underserved communities. The promise of prosperity, local hiring and fostering a culture of community development makes franchising a force for good, and diversity makes our companies stronger. Read more about our diversity programs here.

Providing resources and mentorship opportunities for the next generation of entrepreneurs to grow businesses in the franchising community, the NextGen program seeks to encourage millennial innovation in small business. Learn more about the program here.





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    Donate to the Foundation to support all of our initiatives, as well as our research and education efforts.

  • Donate to VetFran and your money will go directly to connecting veterans with careers in franchising, and educating companies on the imperative of hiring veterans.

  • Donate to DiversityFran and your money will go directly to education and outreach programs and scholarships.

  • Donate to our NextGen program and your money will go directly to scholarships, mentorship programs and creating a talent pipeline for aspiring young entrepreneurs.

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A big thank you to our corporate sponsors who will match your donation!
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