Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. (“NRA Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans.
These activities are designed to promote firearms and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context. The programs supported are related to firearms education, hunter safety, wildlife conservation, range improvements, youth marksmanship, law enforcement, etc.
Funds granted by The NRA Foundation benefit a variety of constituencies throughout the United States including children, youth, women, individuals with physical disabilities, gun collectors, law enforcement officers, hunters, and competitive shooters.
Half of the profit raised by each Friends of NRA banquet must be spent in the state in which it was held. State Fund Committees made up of volunteers review grant applications from local organizations. The other half supports national-level programs like Eddie Eagle® or Women On Target®, and NRA Gun Safety Training.
Amongst the fun and fellowship, Friends of NRA banquets boil down to one goal — fund-raising for the future of the shooting sports. Since its inception in 1992, Friends of NRA has held over 17,600 events, reached over 3.2 million attendees and raised over $600 million.