The National Fitness Foundation is the only congressionally chartered nonprofit focused on health and fitness. The Foundation develops corporate partnerships to help expand youth sport participation in America. It is the official charity of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition.
The Foundation was congressionally chartered as a private nonprofit on December 22, 2010, when President Obama signed the "National Foundation on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Establishment Act" (Public Law No: 111-332). Former Congressman and retired NBA star Tom McMillen championed the passing of this legislation for over 15 years and served as the Foundation's inaugural Board Chairman.
The Foundation’s board members are recommended by the ranking members of Congress and appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services.
Our board is comprised of private sector leaders who represent innovative sports, entertainment, media, legal and technology companies. Our staff bring decades of experience from the pro to rec sports business, media, and technology sectors, public health, and health promotion realms.
Each of our team members has experienced the positive impact sports can have as a player, teammate, coach, and fan.
Spanning across eight Presidential Administrations, our Honorary Board brings together former members of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition to champion a more active future.
President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition
Appointed by the President of the United States to increase sports participation among youth and to promote healthy and active lifestyles for all Americans.
Our partners lend their innovations and expertise so every child can experience the benefits of a lifetime of health & fitness.