Friends of NRA is the blockbuster fundraising program under The NRA Foundation. Since day one, it has been a 100% grassroots effort fueled by a united front to secure the Second Amendment and raise money for the shooting sports. Nothing makes a Friends of NRA event more unique than the 13,000 dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to make these events happen and the generous attendees and donors who support their efforts.
There is something for everyone at a Friends of NRA event. From the moment you walk in, the atmosphere is brimming with excitement. Whether you’re keeping an eye on that unique item in the silent auction, trying your luck at the game tables, or just dining on some delicious food, you’ll be sure to have a good time. It’s a family-friendly event chock-full of everything from exclusive, limited edition merchandise and firearms to knives, art, jewelry, and more. Not to mention all the great people you’ll meet in the process!
Friends of the NRA and The NRA Foundation recognize that the future of our shooting traditions lie in programs that inspire and encourage individuals to further develop their passion for firearm education and training. Programs supported include: 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs, Youth Education Summit, NRA School Sheild Program, Disabled Shooting Services, Range Programs, NRA Competitive Shooting Sports, Eddie Eagle Gun Safe Program, Women’s Hunting Programs, Police Competitions.
Recognizing the impact American Youth has on the future of the shooting sports, State Fund Committees recommend grants for youth programs, allocating the most significant portion of monies to this vital area.
100% of net event proceeds support the NRA Foundation’s charitable mission. 50% goes to Local and State Projects and 50% to National Projects/Operations.
Friends of NRA events boil down to one goal—fundraising for the future of the shooting sports. Since its inception in 1992, Friends of NRA has held close to 23,000 events, reached over 4.4 million attendees and raised more than $975 million gross for The NRA Foundation.
The NRA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is the philanthropic arm of the National Rifle Association. Fundraising efforts through the Friends of NRA program allow The NRA Foundation to provide critical funding to educational firearm programs on the local, state, and national levels. Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation has funded over 52,000 grants, becoming America’s leading charitable organization in the support of shooting sports.
So whether you attend a Friends of NRA event for the fun, fellowship, or fundraising, you can be confident that you are helping safeguard programs across the nation that prepare today’s generations to be tomorrow’s guardians of the Second Amendment.