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NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

FAIRFAX, VA 22030-7550 | Tax-exempt since April 1944
  • EIN: 53-0116130
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Civil Liberties Advocacy (Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(4)
    Defined as: Civic leagues, social welfare organizations and local associations of employees, created to promote community welfare for charitable, educational or recreational purposes.
  • Donations to this organization are not tax deductible.
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Tax Filings by Year

The IRS Form 990 is an annual information return that most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status must file yearly. Read the IRS instructions for 990 forms.

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2019

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2019

  • The IRS has provided extracted financial data for this filing, but has not yet released the source documents.

Total Revenue

$291,155,464

Total Functional Expenses $303,387,315
Net income -$12,231,851
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $109,439,440 37.6%
Program services $134,011,736 46.0%
Investment income $3,926,185 1.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $13,081,645 4.5%
Rental property income -$624,661
Net fundraising $313,461 0.1%
Sales of assets $1,109,575 0.4%
Net inventory sales $5,252,925 1.8%
Other revenue $24,645,158 8.5%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $7,543,034 2.5%
Professional fundraising fees $5,269,873 1.7%
Other salaries and wages $37,992,679 12.5%
Other
Total Assets $198,746,752
Total Liabilities $189,092,595
Net Assets $9,654,157
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

PDF

IRS Filing

Full Text

990 (filed on Feb. 6, 2020)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990

Total Revenue

$352,550,864

Total Functional Expenses $355,275,317
Net income -$2,724,453
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $108,599,726 30.8%
Program services $193,010,155 54.7%
Investment income $1,193,705 0.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $16,532,433 4.7%
Rental property income -$846,393
Net fundraising $1,107,043 0.3%
Sales of assets $998,336 0.3%
Net inventory sales $6,463,865 1.8%
Other revenue $25,491,994 7.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $7,673,480 2.2%
Professional fundraising fees $7,798,658 2.2%
Other salaries and wages $40,314,676 11.3%
Other
Total Assets $197,212,080
Total Liabilities $181,180,554
Net Assets $16,031,526
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
WAYNE LAPIERRE (CEO AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT) $2,150,634
OLIVER L NORTH (PRESIDENT) $1,377,617
CHRIS W COX (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NRAILA) $1,285,318
WILSON H PHILLIPS (TREASURER (ENDING 9/13/2018)) $900,537
JOSHUA L POWELL (CHIEF OF STAFF AND EXEC. DIR) $844,137
TYLER SCHROPP (MANAGING DIRECTOR, ADVANCEMENT) $733,145
ROBERT K WEAVER (FMR EXE. DIR, GENERAL OPERATIONS) $720,000
TODD GRABLE (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MEMBERSHIP) $667,386
CRAIG B SPRAY (TREASURER (FROM 9/13/2018)) $596,958
DOUGLAS HAMLIN (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PUBLICATIONS) $581,321
DAVID LEHMAN (DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NRAILA) $571,732
MICHEL MARCELLIN (FMR MANAGING DIR, AFFINITY AND LICENSING) $535,045
ERIC FROHARDT (DIRECTOR, EDUCATION AND TRAINING) $525,745
JOHN C FRAZER (SECRETARY AND GENERAL COUNSEL) $413,076
JOSEPH P DEBERGALIS JR (EXEC DIR, GENERAL OPS (STARTING 12/3/18)) $403,226
MARION P HAMMER (DIRECTOR) $270,000
DAVID BUTZ (DIRECTOR) $100,000
LANCE OLSON (DIRECTOR) $75,000
TED NUGENT (DIRECTOR) $64,234
DAVID A KEENE (DIRECTOR) $40,000
JULIE GOLOB (DIRECTOR (STARTING 5/5/2018)) $28,661
BART SKELTON (DIRECTOR) $15,000
SANDRA S FROMAN (DIRECTOR) $13,060
OWEN BUZ MILLS (DIRECTOR) $5,553
PETE R BROWNELL (DIRECTOR) $2,997
See filing for 72 more →
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2017

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2017

PDF

IRS Filing

Full Text

990 (filed on Dec. 19, 2018)

Full Filing

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990

Total Revenue

$311,987,734

Total Functional Expenses $329,831,651
Net income -$17,843,917
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $98,026,531 31.4%
Program services $146,955,303 47.1%
Investment income $840,627 0.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $19,752,320 6.3%
Rental property income -$912,120
Net fundraising $1,161,565 0.4%
Sales of assets $4,053,363 1.3%
Net inventory sales $12,585,577 4.0%
Other revenue $29,524,568 9.5%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $5,120,736 1.6%
Professional fundraising fees $8,943,038 2.7%
Other salaries and wages $44,345,737 13.4%
Other
Total Assets $196,125,681
Total Liabilities $171,175,478
Net Assets $24,950,203
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Wayne LaPierre (CEO and Executive Vice President) $1,366,688
Chris W Cox (Executive Director, NRAILA) $1,099,762
Todd Grable (Executive Director, Membership, Affinity and Licensing) $788,497
Robert K Weaver (Executive Director, General Operations former) $720,000
Michael Marcellin (Managing Director, Affinity and Licensing former) $713,975
Joshua L Powell (Chief of Staff and Executive Director, General Operations) $711,396
Wilson H Phillips Jr (Treasurer) $664,313
Tyler Schropp (Executive Director, Advancement) $622,280
Douglas Hamlin (Executive Director, Publications) $598,823
David Lehman (Deputy Executive Director, NRAILA) $446,613
John C Frazer (Secretary and General Counsel) $375,332
Joseph P DeBergalis Jr through Janu (Deputy Executive Director, General Operations) $368,805
Marion P Hammer (Director) $184,000
David Butz (Director) $150,000
Lance Olson (Director) $90,000
Mercedes V Schlapp through October (Director) $40,000
Sandra S Froman (Director) $39,680
David A Keene (Director) $32,000
Bart Skelton (Director) $15,000
Owen Buz Mills (Director) $6,348
Pete R Brownell (President) $3,244
Howard J Walter (Director) $1,000
Richard R Childress (First Vice President) $0
Carolyn D Meadows (Second Vice President) $0
Joe M Allbaugh (Director) $0
See filing for 68 more →
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

Full Text

990 (filed on Nov. 15, 2017)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990

Total Revenue

$366,889,703

Total Functional Expenses $412,737,440
Net income -$45,847,737
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $124,433,466 33.9%
Program services $181,265,880 49.4%
Investment income $1,022,199 0.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $16,659,707 4.5%
Rental property income -$813,604
Net fundraising $873,707 0.2%
Sales of assets -$1,030,927
Net inventory sales $14,172,414 3.9%
Other revenue $30,306,861 8.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $5,165,232 1.3%
Professional fundraising fees $8,410,603 2.0%
Other salaries and wages $45,693,267 11.1%
Other
Total Assets $217,136,587
Total Liabilities $181,021,897
Net Assets $36,114,690
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Wayne LaPierre (CEO and Executive Vice President) $1,358,966
Chris W Cox (Executive Director, NRAILA) $886,936
Robert K Weaver (Executive Director, General Operations) $864,513
Wilson H Phillips Jr (Treasurer) $796,886
Todd Grable (Executive Director, Membership, Affinity and Licensing) $642,905
Michael Marcellin (Managing Director, Affinity and Licensing) $627,286
Tyler Schropp (Executive Director, Advancement) $621,941
Douglas Hamlin (Executive Director, Publications) $579,988
David Lehman (Deputy Executive Director, NRAILA) $500,421
John C Frazer (Secretary and General Counsel) $373,273
Marion P Hammer (Director) $206,000
David Butz (Director) $150,000
Lance Olson (Director) $90,000
Sandra S Froman (Director) $45,180
Mercedes V Schlapp (Director) $45,000
Bart Skelton starting May 21 2016 (Director) $6,550
Allan D Cors (President) $0
Pete R Brownell (First Vice President) $0
Richard R Childress (Second Vice President) $0
Joe M Allbaugh (Director) $0
William H Allen (Director) $0
Thomas P Arvas (Director) $0
Scott L Bach (Director) $0
William A Bachenberg (Director) $0
Frank E Bachhuber Jr through June 1 (Director) $0
See filing for 66 more →
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

PDF

IRS Filing

Full Text

990 (filed on Feb. 27, 2017)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990

Total Revenue

$336,709,238

Total Functional Expenses $303,534,567
Net income $33,174,671
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $94,982,032 28.2%
Program services $180,255,185 53.5%
Investment income $1,108,539 0.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $17,820,307 5.3%
Rental property income -$694,305
Net fundraising $623,375 0.2%
Sales of assets -$836,556
Net inventory sales $14,311,605 4.3%
Other revenue $29,139,056 8.7%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $8,538,155 2.8%
Professional fundraising fees $4,997,495 1.6%
Other salaries and wages $38,762,627 12.8%
Other
Total Assets $214,839,625
Total Liabilities $139,481,463
Net Assets $75,358,162
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Wayne LaPierre (CEO and Executive Vice President) $5,051,249
Chris W Cox (Executive Director, NRAILA) $1,345,407
Douglas Hamlin (Executive Director, Publications) $572,723
Michael Marcellin (Managing Director, Affinity and Licensing) $556,196
Wilson H Phillips Jr (Treasurer) $549,269
Robert K Weaver (Executive Director, General Operations) $535,042
Tyler Schropp (Executive Director, Advancement) $519,180
David Lehman (Deputy Executive Director, NRAILA) $401,170
James Baker (Director, NRAILA Federal) $298,615
John C Frazer (Secretary and General Counsel) $272,576
Marion P Hammer (Director) $172,000
David Butz (Director) $150,000
Lance Olson (Director) $90,000
Mercedes Schlapp starting April 13 (Director) $60,000
Sandra S Froman (Director) $45,180
Dwight D Van Horn (Director) $840
Allan D Cors (President) $0
Pete R Brownell (First Vice President) $0
Richard R Childress (Second Vice President) $0
Joe M Allbaugh (Director) $0
William H Allen (Director) $0
Thomas P Arvas (Director) $0
Scott L Bach (Director) $0
William A Bachenberg (Director) $0
F E Bachhuber Jr (Director) $0
See filing for 64 more →
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

PDF

IRS Filing

Full Text

990 (filed on Jan. 11, 2016)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Key Employees and Officers Compensation
WAYNE LAPIERRE (CEO AND EXECUTIVE VP) $927,863
CHRIS W COX (EXEC DIR, ILA) $784,515
WILSON H PHILLIPS JR (TREASURER) $564,783
ROBERT K WEAVER (EXEC DIR, GENERAL OPS) $549,409
MICHAEL MARCELLIN (MANAGING DIRECTOR) $536,748
TYLER SCHROPP (EXEC DIR, ADVANCEMENT) $533,321
DOUGLAS HAMLIN (EXEC DIR, PUBLICATIONS) $460,066
EDWARD J LAND JR (SECRETARY) $422,830
DAVID LEHMAN (DEPUTY EXEC DIR, ILA) $414,542
JAMES BAKER (DIRECTOR, ILA FEDERAL) $349,616
DAVID BUTZ (DIRECTOR) $150,000
MARION P HAMMER (DIRECTOR) $147,000
LANCE OLSON (DIRECTOR) $90,000
SANDRA S FROMAN (DIRECTOR) $45,180
JAMES W PORTER II (PRESIDENT) $0
ALLAN D CORS (1ST VICE PRESIDENT) $0
PETE BROWNELL (2ND VICE PRESIDENT) $0
JOE M ALLBAUGH (DIRECTOR) $0
WILLIAM H ALLEN (DIRECTOR) $0
THOMAS P ARVAS (DIRECTOR) $0
SCOTT L BACH (DIRECTOR) $0
WILLIAM A BACHENBERG (DIRECTOR) $0
F E BACHHUBER JR (DIRECTOR) $0
M CAROL BAMBERY (DIRECTOR) $0
BOB BARR (DIRECTOR) $0
See filing for 62 more →
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

PDF

IRS Filing

Full Text

990 (filed on Nov. 25, 2014)

Full Filing

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990

Total Revenue

$347,968,789

Total Functional Expenses $290,550,357
Net income $57,418,432
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $96,400,372 27.7%
Program services $183,474,187 52.7%
Investment income $1,476,905 0.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $16,359,604 4.7%
Rental property income -$437,069
Net fundraising $482,498 0.1%
Sales of assets $2,187,458 0.6%
Net inventory sales $19,379,081 5.6%
Other revenue $28,645,753 8.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $5,157,474 1.8%
Professional fundraising fees $7,222,981 2.5%
Other salaries and wages $34,628,053 11.9%
Other
Total Assets $229,468,040
Total Liabilities $154,559,962
Net Assets $74,908,078
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
WILSON H PHILLIPS JR (TREASURER) $2,827,976
WAYNE LAPIERRE (CEO AND EXECUTIVE VP) $834,786
CHRIS W COX (EXEC DIR, ILA) $734,770
TYLER SCHROPP (EXEC DIR, ADVANCEMENT) $495,075
EDWARD J LAND JR (SECRETARY) $409,994
ROBERT K WEAVER (EXEC DIR, GENERAL OPS) $392,164
DAVID LEHMAN (DEPUTY EXEC DIR, ILA) $390,781
ROBERT MARCARIO (MANAGING DIRECTOR) $363,743
JAMES BAKER (DIRECTOR, ILA FEDERAL) $323,439
MICHAEL MARCELLIN (MANAGING DIRECTOR) $320,382
DAVID BUTZ (DIRECTOR) $150,000
MARION P HAMMER (DIRECTOR) $122,000
LANCE OLSON (DIRECTOR) $90,000
SANDRA S FROMAN (DIRECTOR) $45,180
JAMES W PORTER II (PRESIDENT) $0
ALLAN D CORS (1ST VICE PRESIDENT) $0
PETE BROWNELL (2ND VICE PRESIDENT) $0
JOE M ALLBAUGH (DIRECTOR) $0
WILLIAM H ALLEN (DIRECTOR) $0
THOMAS P ARVAS (DIRECTOR) $0
SCOTT L BACH (DIRECTOR) $0
WILLIAM A BACHENBERG (DIRECTOR) $0
F E BACHHUBER JR (DIRECTOR) $0
M CAROL BAMBERY (DIRECTOR) $0
BOB BARR (DIRECTOR) $0
See filing for 62 more →
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

PDF

IRS Filing

Raw XML

990

Total Revenue

$256,290,928

Total Functional Expenses $254,161,078
Net income $2,129,850
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $86,429,504 33.7%
Program services $115,517,205 45.1%
Investment income $600,185 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $14,696,957 5.7%
Rental property income -$687,107
Net fundraising $409,841 0.2%
Sales of assets $1,208,560 0.5%
Net inventory sales $14,593,423 5.7%
Other revenue $23,522,360 9.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $2,970,133 1.2%
Professional fundraising fees $8,502,013 3.3%
Other salaries and wages $34,314,125 13.5%
Other
Total Assets $160,497,536
Total Liabilities $149,276,146
Net Assets $11,221,390
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

PDF

IRS Filing

Raw XML

990

Total Revenue

$218,983,530

Total Functional Expenses $231,071,589
Net income -$12,088,059
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $59,382,983 27.1%
Program services $109,729,088 50.1%
Investment income $831,749 0.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $12,699,066 5.8%
Rental property income -$265,240
Net fundraising $357,191 0.2%
Sales of assets $2,530,535 1.2%
Net inventory sales $12,102,845 5.5%
Other revenue $21,615,313 9.9%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $2,824,084 1.2%
Professional fundraising fees $6,126,261 2.7%
Other salaries and wages $33,498,556 14.5%
Other
Total Assets $149,826,381
Total Liabilities $144,162,625
Net Assets $5,663,756
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

PDF

IRS Filing

Raw XML

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2008

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2008

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2007

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2007

PDF

IRS Filing
IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2006

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2006

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2005

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2005

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2004

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2004

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Nonprofit Explorer includes summary data for nonprofit tax returns and full Form 990 documents, in both PDF and digital formats.

The summary data contains information processed by the IRS during the 2012-2019 calendar years; this generally consists of filings for the 2011-2018 fiscal years, but may include older records. This data release includes only a subset of what can be found in the full Form 990s.

In addition to the raw summary data, we link to PDFs and digital copies of full Form 990 documents wherever possible. This consists of separate releases by the IRS of Form 990 documents processed by the agency, which we update regularly.

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