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Awarded over 3,100 grants during 2017 in support of firearm-related public interest activities of various constituencies throughout the United States including youth, women, a ... (More)


 www.nrafoundation.org
 |  11250 WAPLES MILL ROAD Fairfax VA 22030-7550

The Nra Foundation Inc. is headquartered in Fairfax, VA, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 52-1710886.  Donations are tax-deductible. It is classified by the IRS as a Charitable Organization. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 1991.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Moderate Concern Advisory for:
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On April 27, 2019, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that The NRA Foundation is the subject of an investigation by The New York State Office of the Attorney General according to an article titled, "N.R.A. President to Step Down as New York Attorney General Investigates." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The New York Times article.

  • On April 17, 2019, The New Yorker published an article titled, "Secrecy, Self-Dealing, and Greed at the N.R.A.." For more information, please see The New Yorker article.

  • On May 2, 2019, The Washington Post published an article titled, "Senate Democrats ask NRA execs, PR firm for documents related to alleged self-dealing." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.

  • On May 13, 2019, ABC News published an article titled, "NRA infighting spills into public view with anonymous leak of documents." For more information, please see the ABC News article.

  • On May 14, 2019, The New York Times published an article titled, "At the N.R.A., a Cash Machine Sputtering." For more information, please see The New York Times article.

  • On June 20, 2019, The New York Times published an article titled, "N.R.A. Suspends Second-in-Command, Implicating Him in Coup Attempt." For more information, please see The New York Times article.

  • On July 12, 2019, The Hill published an article titled, "DC attorney general subpoenas NRA financial records in nonprofit investigation." For more information, please see The Hill article.

  • On August 1, 2019, The Washington Post published an article titled, "Three NRA board members resign in latest sign of upheaval at gun rights group." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.

  • On August 7, 2019, The Washington Post published an article titled, "NRA chief sought purchase of $6 million mansion in wake of Parkland shooting." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.

  • On August 7, 2019, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled, "NRA Donor Files Suit Over CEO’s Expenses." For more information, please see The Wall Street Journal article.

  • On August 12, 2019, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled, "Check for Dallas Mansion Raises New Questions About NRA Plans." For more information, please see The Wall Street Journal article.

  • On August 26, 2019, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled, "Private Jets Ferried Relatives of NRA Chief Executive." For more information, please see The Wall Street Journal article.

  • On September 6, 2019, The Washington Post published an article titled, "NRA board member and former president Marion Hammer obtained low-interest loan from affiliate she leads." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.

  • On September 23, 2019, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled, "NRA Board Retroactively Approved Transactions Benefiting Insiders." For more information, please see The Wall Street Journal article.

  • On December 9, 2019, The New York Times published an article titled, "New York Deepens Its Investigation Into the N.R.A." For more information, please see The New York Times article.

  • On August 6, 2020, The Washington Post published an article titled, "New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA in suit accusing gun rights group of wide-ranging fraud and self-dealing." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.


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This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology because it does not e-file IRS Form 990


To ensure year-to-year consistency, the Encompass Rating System’s Finance & Accountability beacon analyzes the three-year average of some data provided through the IRS Form 990.
Charity Navigator does not currently have the data required from e-filed IRS Forms 990 for The Nra Foundation Inc. under the EIN: 52-1710886. 
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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



The Nra Foundation Inc. reported its two largest programs on its FY 2017 Form 990 as:


$35,884,707

Spent in most recent FY

99%

Percent of program expenses


The NRA Foundation financially supports programs that provide direct community support, including Eddie Eagle GunSafe program for children Partners in Shooting, working with individuals with physical  ... (More)


$71,812

Spent in most recent FY

0%

Percent of program expenses


The NRA Foundations National Firearms Law Seminar is conducted annually and is an opportunity for attorneys who represent firearms owners and firearms-related businesses to meet and discuss legal issu ... (More)


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What is your 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.


What are your 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.


What are your 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.


How will your organization know if you 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.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

The NRA Foundation has funded 49,000 grants since inception in 1990, for a total of nearly $398 million.



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