All applying organizations must possess a Federal Employer Identification number (EIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service and be an/a:
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 organizations are NOT eligible for grants:
Organizations or groups which have not completed final report requirements from previously-awarded NRA Foundation grants may submit an application. Nevertheless, no award will be made until all outstanding requirements have been satisfied.
Grant funding provided by The NRA Foundation must meet all NRA Foundation requirements and be used to further a charitable purpose as defined by the Internal Revenue Code under section 501(c)(3) and accompanying IRS rules, regulations, and guidance. Eligibility and funding amount are determined solely by the Foundation.
Grant requests must conform to, and foster the purposes in, The NRA Foundation’s mission statement. This includes:
Organizations that are not a governmental agency or are not recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) entity:
o If you seek funding to conduct a program such as a Women on Target event or support of a youth league, and these programs are open to the public, the public benefit is clear.
o Public benefit may also be shown by the nature of the qualified group benefiting from the project or activity, for example the Boy Scouts, a school, a local law enforcement agency, a veterans group, or other qualified groups may meet this requirement.
o Projects or activities that further amateur sports competitions may meet the public benefit requirement.
o Please note that simply being open to the public, and charging the public for use, does not provide a public benefit.
The following types of projects or items are among those most likely not eligible for State Fund grant funding:
If you have questions as to whether a project or program qualifies for funding, please email it to [email protected].
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