Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

The NRA Foundation, Inc.

  • Fairfax, VA
  • www.nrafoundation.org

Mission Statement

The NRA Foundation, Inc. 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. 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.

Main Programs

  1. Second Amendment Related Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The NRA Foundation provides essential program funding organizations and programs that ensure the availability of quality shooting and hunting training and educational opportunities nationwide.

ruling year

1991

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Wayne Sheets

Keywords

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firearms safety,marksmanship training,firearms education,Second Amendment,hunting,shooting sports,firearms training,Eddie Eagle,Refuse to be a Victim

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EIN

52-1710886

Also Known As

NRA Foundation

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The NRA Foundation is the country's leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports, awarding more than $225 million in grants to eligible organizations since its inception in 1990.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Second Amendment Related Programs

The NRA Foundation finances programs that provide direct community support, including: The Eddie Eagle GunSafe* program for children pre-kindergarten to sixth grade; Partners in Shooting which works with individuals with physical disabilities in the shooting sports; Refuse to be a Victim* program which provides materials and training to women on how to avoid being the victim of a crime; Hunters for the Hungry programs; Environment Conservation & Hunting Research (ECHO); Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC); basic firearms training courses which stress firearms training/education/safety; marksmanship qualification programs; instructor certification; and law enforcement training. *registered trademark

Category

None

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

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Budget

$39,000,000.00

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Support 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. Promote firearms and hunting safety, enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports, educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological and artistic context.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Grant awards to fund programs promoting firearms and hunting safety, enhancing marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports, and educating the general public about firearms in their historic, technological and artistic context to 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.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The NRA Foundation is America's foremost charitable organization serving the shooting sports and safeguarding the exercise of our Second Amendment rights.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The NRA Foundation monitors success of its programs in a variety of ways, including monitoring of required after action reporting received from grant recipients.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    The NRA Foundation has funded nearly 32,000 grants since inception in 1990, for a total of $225 million.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The NRA Foundation provides essential program funding organizations and programs that ensure the availability of quality shooting and hunting training and educational opportunities nationwide.

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Financials

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NRA FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

The NRA Foundation, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Wayne Sheets

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Frank R Brownell III

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BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?