Planned gifts enable every NRA supporter to leave a legacy and thereby help defend freedom. Review our Guide to Creating a Constitutionally Centered Will or visit the links below to learn how donors, Heritage Society members and their professional advisors are all an integral part of defending freedom. Each gift helps ensure the NRA will continue to secure the Second Amendment for generations to come.
Considering making a lifetime gift to The National Rifle Association or one of its affiliated organizations? Thank you! Use this sheet as a reference point the next time you update your will, trust, or estate plan. In addition, NRA is pleased to offer a no-obligation consultation detailing opportunities available to you. Please contact the NRA Office of Advancement's Planned Giving Department at (877) 672-4483 or [email protected] for more information.
Step 1 : Choose a Beneficiary
Choose from the organizations below to determine a beneficiary. The 501(c)(3) or (c)(4) status can affect the distribution of your assets in relation to estate tax. Contact the NRA Office of Advancement's Planned Giving Department for more information. Be sure to use the full name listed below in all legal documentation.
National Rifle Association of America
NRA-ILA (Institute for Legislative Action) *
The NRA Foundation, Inc.
The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund
NRA Special Contribution Fund (Whittington Center)
NRA Freedom Action Foundation
Step 2 (optional): Choose an Endowment
Endowments are set up to ensure that your donation dollars are maximized because your gift, otherwise known as the principal, is never spent. Instead, it is invested and only a portion of the earnings are spent. Listed below are many different endowments, created to serve the needs of NRA members. In addition, NRA has a program that allows donors to create their own endowment.
National Rifle Association Endowments
Hunters’ Leadership Fund Endowment (NRA)
Hunters’ Leadership Fund Endowment (NRA-ILA)
National Endowment for the Protection of the Second Amendment (NRA-ILA)
NRA Competitive Shooting and National Championships Endowment
NRA General Endowment
NRA Law Enforcement Endowment
NRA Marksmanship Training Endowment
NRA Voice of Freedom Endowment
NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge Endowment
Range Grant Program Endowment
NRA Special Contribution Fund Endowment
The NRA Whittington Center Endowment
Youth Programs Endowment
NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Endowment
NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Endowment
The NRA Foundation, Inc. Endowments
Competitive Shooting and National Championships Endowment
Disabled Shooting Services Endowment
Firearms and Marksmanship Training Endowment
Gun Collecting Endowment
Gun Collectors Leadership Endowment
Gunsmith Training Endowment
Handloading Education Endowment
Hunters’ Leadership Fund Endowment
Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Endowment
Law Enforcement Training Endowment
Military and Veterans’ Affairs Endowment
National Firearms Museum Endowment
NRA Voice of Freedom Fund Endowment
Range Facilities and Programs Endowment
The NRA Foundation General Endowment
Women’s Leadership Forum Endowment
Women’s Programs Endowment
Youth Education Endowment
Step 3 : Determine Your Type of Gift
The following is suggested language for your legal professional to integrate into your will or trust. The type of gift you want to make will determine the correct paragraph to choose. For instance, if you know you want to leave a specific amount of $40,000 choose suggestion "a" for a specific bequest and fill in the blanks. If you want to leave 15 % of your entire estate, choose suggestion "b" for a residuary bequest and fill in the blanks. Suggestion "c" is for non-monetary gifts and you can use it for firearms or other tangible items. Also, use the beneficiary and endowment you chose in step 1 and 2 to help fill in the blanks below.
a) General or Endowment Specific Bequest*
I give, devise and bequeath to the [fill in the beneficiary from step 1], 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, the sum of $____________ (or here otherwise describe the gift) for its [name the endowment from step 2 or put: general purposes as shall be determined by its Board of Trustees]
b) General or Endowment Residuary Bequest*
All [or state a _______%] of the rest, residue, and remainder of my property, both real and personal and wheresoever situated, I give, devise and bequeath to the [fill in the beneficiary from step 1], 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, for its [name the endowment from step 2 or put: general purposes as shall be determined by its Board of Trustees].
c) General or Endowment Gift of Firearms or Other Personal Property*
I give, devise and bequeath to [fill in the beneficiary from step 1], 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, [here describe the gift, ex: coins, property, and/or firearms] for its [name the endowment from step 2 or put: general purposes as shall be determined by its Board of Trustees].
Step 4 : Schedule an appointment and have your will or trust updated
Your legal professional may have other preferred text, the suggestions above are only shown as a guide.**
*NRA-ILA is a division of NRA, not a separate organization.
** It is strongly urged that you consult with an attorney in your state of residence to ensure that any and all appropriate language that may be state specific is included in your gift language so that your ultimate wishes and charitable goals will be realized.
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