By Kyle Jillson | April 28 2012 11:45
Friends of NRA

The NRA Foundation, through funds raised by Friends of NRA, has funded over 18,000 grants throughout the country. It has become America's leading charitable organization in the support of shooting sports and its grants total over $180 million.

Grants provide critical funding to firearm programs on the local, state, and national levels to ranges, shooting clubs and programs like the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program.

The Coon Valley Conservation Club in Westby, Wisconsin recently received a NRA Foundation grant to make improvements to their grounds and the Westby Times has a great story about it.

Coon Valley Conservation Club targeted for improvements with NRA grant

A few years ago, members of the CVCC began looking at ways to improve the grounds for club participants. The grounds consisted of an open valley, without three shooting ranges, but lacked definition and shelter housing. They invited the NRA, which provided the club insurance to aid them with the process and provide recommendations.

The NRA informed the CVCC that they needed to control access to the ranges so each range can be active separately and control projectile shots to ensure they never leave the range. They also recommended rerouting the snowmobile trail, so it would no longer run through the center of the firing range.

Read the rest of the article at the Westby Times here.

Learn more about NRA Foundation grants and how to apply for one at their website here

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