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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education (Grantmaking)

The NRA Foundation

Teach freedom

three stars

89.40

11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, VA 22030
tel: (877) 672-4483   Web Site
EIN: 52-1710886

Board Leadership
Frank R. Brownell, III
President

CEO
Wayne Sheets
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.40 three stars
  Financial 94.68 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

94.68

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.63
  Program Expenses Growth 14.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The NRA Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The NRA Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The NRA Foundation (VA) 89.40 three stars
Pacific Legal Foundation (CA) 87.86 three stars
Kentucky Coalition (KY) 87.03 three stars
Alliance Defending Freedom (AZ) 90.04 four stars
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (IL) 89.64 three stars

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Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation 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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,087,328
   Federated Campaigns $234,408
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $18,452,674
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $30,774,410
   Program Service Revenue $49,145
Total Primary Revenue $30,823,555
   Other Revenue $14,840,369
TOTAL REVENUE $45,663,924
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $33,253,589
   Administrative Expenses $1,712,697
   Fundraising Expenses $3,677,737
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $38,644,023
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,019,901
   
Net Assets $114,719,112

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Community Support Grants $33,246,025 99.8%
National Firearms Law Seminar $59,230 0.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 03/01/2017 89.40 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 83.58 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 87.07 three stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 80.88 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 78.51 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 88.46 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.10 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 93.46 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 90.85 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 93.43 four stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 98.87 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 90.45 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 98.86 four stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 98.96 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 99.04 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 98.90 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1710886
Name in IRS Master File THE NRA FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code I22
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Wayne L. LaPierre Executive Director $927,863

Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation 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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The NRA Foundation (VA) 89.40 three stars
Justice at Stake (DC) 86.78 three stars
Committee to Protect Journalists (NY) 93.21 four stars
State Voices (DC) 92.22 four stars
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (IL) 89.64 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The NRA Foundation
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
tel: (877) 672-4483
fax: (703) 267-3985
EIN: 52-1710886

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Board Leadership

Frank R. Brownell, III
President

CEO

Wayne Sheets
Executive Director

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