For nearly 30 years, The NRA Foundation has served the needs of freedom-loving Americans across our great nation. We are proud to Teach Freedom through programs that instill knowledge about America’s history, by building partnerships with leaders in your communities, and by providing grants that are instrumental in funding programs that support our shared vision. But these things don’t just happen—our volunteers make them happen. Hailing from every corner of every state, Friends of NRA volunteers are dedicated, hard-working and generous with their time and talents. Their passion for the protection of our firearm traditions is evident in all they do, whether it’s selling tickets, hanging flyers, working games at events or seeking sponsorships and donations. It takes more than 13,000 volunteers across the country to tackle 1,100 annual Friends of NRA events, and we are grateful for the commitment of every single volunteer. Since 1992, Friends of NRA has held nearly 21,000 events, reached 4 million attendees and raised $815 million to support 45,000 NRA Foundation grants. Those are big numbers, and I look forward to doing even more together.
In March, the Friends of NRA program and Office of Advancement merged to form an energetic, unified team working for the future of freedom. Combining forces makes good sense for our organization, our donors and our volunteers. Fundraising for The NRA Foundation is an exciting, noble and rewarding endeavor that benefits millions of people across this country, and this dynamic union will allow us to sharpen our focus and realize goals that at one time seemed lofty.
"Fundraising for The NRA Foundation is an exciting, noble and rewarding endeavor that benefits millions of people across this country." Year after year, Friends of NRA volunteers raise millions of dollars for The NRA Foundation, which generates countless local, state and national grants for programs that support youth shooting sports, range development, women’s programs, firearm safety courses, hunters’ education and more. Our volunteers are the backbone of our grassroots fundraising efforts, and this exciting unification will only serve to increase our base.
To carry out the important mission of The NRA Foundation, your participation is vital. Whether you can volunteer a lot or a little of your time, we need people like you to help raise money to Teach Freedom. To all who currently serve as volunteers: thank you! To anyone who would like to join our dedicated team: don’t be shy!
It is an honor and a privilege to work alongside such loyal and committed patriots. Thank you for all you do for freedom.