An applicant may be an incorporated or otherwise state-recognized nonprofit organization, 501(c) entity, or government agency, and must possess a unique Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service. Eligible organizations or groups may apply for an NRA Foundation State Fund Committee grant for a qualifying project or activity. Eligibility and funding amount are determined solely by the Foundation.
Applicants shall not discriminate against any member, person, or other user of its facilities or equipment on the basis of age, race, color, sex, or national origin, or any other class protected by applicable law. Applicants are not required to be members of or have association with the NRA to receive funds under this grant program.
The following are NOT eligible for grants:
Projects/Activities Eligible for Funding
Grant requests must conform to, and foster the purposes in, The NRA Foundation’s Articles of Incorporation and mission statement. These purposes are as follows:
If your organization is not a governmental agency or is not recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) entity, the project or activity for which you seek funding must provide a public benefit equal to or in excess of the amount sought. For example, if you seek funding to conduct a Women on Target event or to support a youth league, and these programs are open to the public, the public benefit is clearer. Public benefit may also be shown by qualified groups benefiting from the project or activity. For example, a project or activity that provides a benefit equal to, or in excess of, the amount sought by the Boy Scouts, a school, a local law enforcement agency, a veterans group, or other qualified groups may meet this requirement—a requirement likely easier met when your organization provides free access to such groups, as our applicants generally do. Similarly, projects or activities that further amateur sports competitions may meet the public benefit requirement. Please note, however, that simply being open to the public, and charging the public for use, does not provide a public benefit. That is what a business does.
The NRA Foundation considers requests for certain trap machines to be range improvements. Specifically, requests for commercial grade trap machines that are designed to be a permanent fixture at a range (regardless of their portability) require submission of the Range Grant Application.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT RANGE GRANT APPLICATIONS, PLEASE SEE THE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR RANGE GRANTS.
The following activities or projects are not eligible for funding:
If funds are awarded in one year, there is no guarantee of funding in subsequent years.
*A quick note on raffle items or similar prizes. The mission of the Foundation is to support programs, not fundraising activities. The Foundation only funds items that will be used for a 501(c)(3) purpose as part of a program activity. We do provide items for fundraising purposes, even if the applicant is a 501(c)(3) entity. Prizes, such as trophies for competitive shooting and other similar activities may be allowable, however.
All Grant Applications:
Additional Documentation for Range Grant Applications:
Submitting both your governing documents and IRS determination letter, if applicable, may speed review and approval of your grant application.
Unused grant funds must be returned to the Foundation so that they may be made available to other applicants in future grant cycles. Please return unused funds via check made out to "The NRA Foundation, Inc.", noting the grant reference number, by mail to:
NRA Foundation Finance
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
The NRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. The NRA Foundation Tax ID number is: 52-1710886