The NRA Foundation awarded over 2,400 grants in 2023 because of Friends of NRA Fundraising
February 5, 2024

Fairfax, VA. – Many people know how invested The NRA Foundation is in our shooting sports communities. This is all made possible through grassroots fundraising efforts by Friends of NRA. Friends of NRA hosts events across the nation led by Field Representatives and hundreds of local volunteer committees. Their goal is to secure the Second Amendment and raise money for the shooting sports. Last year alone, Friends of NRA held over 600 events.

Events are held anywhere from American Legion posts and firehalls, to restaurants and golf courses. These family-friendly events include dinner, games, auctions, and the one-of-a-kind Standard Package items that are carefully selected for freedom defenders each year! Since its inception in 1992, Friends of NRA has held over 25,000 events, reached over 4.7 million attendees and raised more than $1.1 billion gross to support The NRA Foundation’s 501(c)(3) charitable mission.

After the event is over, where does all the money go? Each year, The NRA Foundation allocates half of all net event proceeds for use by the state in which it was raised. Friends of NRA volunteers are appointed to State Fund Committees who then make recommendations of how the local grant funding is dispersed. Often, these grants go to police training programs, school training & shooting programs such as JROTC & clay target teams, shooting range improvements, and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. The other half is used by The NRA Foundation to fund projects with a national scope. These monies sustain vital programs such as Youth and Women’s Programs, Range Services, Eddie Eagle, Education & Training, Law Enforcement, Competitive Shooting, Hunter Safety & Services, and the National Firearms Museum.

You can support the future of freedom by attending a Friends of NRA event near you! Go to and join us at an event!

About Friends of NRA

Friends of NRA is a grassroots fund-raising program that fosters community involvement to organize and, with help from NRA field staff, plan community events for firearms enthusiasts. All net proceeds from Friends of NRA events are allocated to The NRA Foundation, the leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. Through NRA Foundation grants for equipment, training materials, range improvements, and more, qualified local, state, and national programs receive aid to involve and inspire a new generation of competitive shooters. Learn more about Friends of NRAat

About The NRA Foundation
Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. 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 shootings sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context. More information about The NRA Foundation can be found online at

About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit