Friends Of NRA Fueled 2,400 Grants In 2023

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posted on February 15, 2024
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Friends of NRA held more than 600 events across the nation last year, raising money that helped The NRA Foundation fund 2,400 grants in 2023 alone. The investment in the future helps secure the Second Amendment, promote responsible ownership and increase participation in the shooting sports.

Since its inception in 1992, Friends of NRA has held more than 25,000 events and reached roughly 4.7 million attendees. The gatherings, led by field representatives and hundreds of local volunteer committees, have grossed over $1.1 billion to support The NRA Foundation’s 501(c)(3) charitable mission.

Half of the money raised at each event goes to grants in the state in which it was raised. Friends of NRA volunteers are appointed to State Fund Committees, which then make recommendations on how the local grant funding is dispersed. Often, they go to police training programs, school training and shooting programs (such as JROTC & clay target teams), shooting range improvements and other organizations that defend and foster Second Amendment rights.

The other half is used by The NRA Foundation to fund projects with a national scope. These monies sustain vital programs that include Youth and Women’s Programs, Range Services, Eddie Eagle, Education and Training, Law Enforcement, Competitive Shooting, Hunter Safety & Services and the National Firearms Museum.

Friends of NRA events take place throughout the year, and long-distance travel is not required to support the cause. More than likely, there’s one on the schedule coming up soon, near you.


Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that 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 firearm 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.

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