The following guidelines are for organizations seeking funding to support a range improvement project. These guidelines are in addition to the requirements found in the General Grant Guidelines.
Any request to support a project that seeks to improve a facility is considered a range improvement. This includes, but is not limited to:
If you are applying for a grant to support any projects similar to the ones listed above, you must complete and submit the Range Grant Application. Please note that requests for items such as portable shooting points, like those used by JROTC units for air rifle training, are not considered range improvements and should be made using the General Grant Application.
Public Ranges may be eligible to receive additional funds through separate funding from the NRA. Click here for more information.
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.
Applications from organizations seeking funding to support range improvement projects will be evaluated and treated in the same manner as General Grant Applications. Required documents are:
All Grant Applications:
Additional Documentation for Range Grant Applications:
However, Range Grant Applications typically undergo additional review based on Foundation policies and IRS regulations, including that:
Letters from clubs or ranges that describe how the project will benefit NRA members, club members, or potential members do not show a public benefit. Such letters will be disregarded, and you will be requested to provide additional documentation demonstrating a public benefit before the application can move forward.
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