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Smile.Amazon.com NRA donations

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Post by puma guy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:24 pm

Mods: If this belongs in a different category please move.

I just got this message from Amazon regarding NRA donations from Smile.Amazon sales. Use Smile.Amazon.com instead of plain Amazon.com and make the NRA as your charity of choice and they donate a percentage of your purchase amounts the the NRA.
This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your charity, NRA Foundation, recently received a quarterly donation of $10,540.75 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:

$146,804.89 to NRA Foundation
:thumbs2: :tiphat:
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Post by kayt00 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:27 pm

puma guy wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Mods: If this belongs in a different category please move.

I just got this message from Amazon regarding NRA donations from Smile.Amazon sales. Use Smile.Amazon.com instead of plain Amazon.com and make the NRA as your charity of choice and they donate a percentage of your purchase amounts the the NRA.
This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your charity, NRA Foundation, recently received a quarterly donation of $10,540.75 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:

$146,804.89 to NRA Foundation
:thumbs2: :tiphat:
Whats the difference between NRA Foundation or any of the other NRA listings, like NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund?
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Post by mrvmax » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:35 pm

puma guy wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Mods: If this belongs in a different category please move.

I just got this message from Amazon regarding NRA donations from Smile.Amazon sales. Use Smile.Amazon.com instead of plain Amazon.com and make the NRA as your charity of choice and they donate a percentage of your purchase amounts the the NRA.
This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your charity, NRA Foundation, recently received a quarterly donation of $10,540.75 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:

$146,804.89 to NRA Foundation
:thumbs2: :tiphat:
I just saw that this morning

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Post by puma guy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:37 pm

kayt00 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:27 pm
puma guy wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Mods: If this belongs in a different category please move.

I just got this message from Amazon regarding NRA donations from Smile.Amazon sales. Use Smile.Amazon.com instead of plain Amazon.com and make the NRA as your charity of choice and they donate a percentage of your purchase amounts the the NRA.
This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your charity, NRA Foundation, recently received a quarterly donation of $10,540.75 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:

$146,804.89 to NRA Foundation
:thumbs2: :tiphat:
Whats the difference between NRA Foundation or any of the other NRA listings, like NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund?
That's probably a question for Charles Cotton. Off the top of my head I'd say there are tax implication to enable the foundation can use funds to support shooting and safety programs
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Post by bblhd672 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:53 pm

kayt00 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:27 pm

Whats the difference between NRA Foundation or any of the other NRA listings, like NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund?
https://www.nrafoundation.org/about-us/

https://nradefensefund.org/about-us.aspx
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Post by RoyGBiv » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:05 pm

kayt00 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:27 pm
puma guy wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Mods: If this belongs in a different category please move.

I just got this message from Amazon regarding NRA donations from Smile.Amazon sales. Use Smile.Amazon.com instead of plain Amazon.com and make the NRA as your charity of choice and they donate a percentage of your purchase amounts the the NRA.
This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your charity, NRA Foundation, recently received a quarterly donation of $10,540.75 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:

$146,804.89 to NRA Foundation
:thumbs2: :tiphat:
Whats the difference between NRA Foundation or any of the other NRA listings, like NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund?
Different NRA entities are tasked with different purposes. Based on those purposes, the entity may be a 501c3 (a "charitable organization" to which donations are deductible, but the entity is not allowed to do things like support a political candidate) or a 501c4 (donations are NOT deductible, but there are many fewer restrictions on what activities are allowed).

"NRA" is a 501c4
"NRA Foundation" is a 501c3 (donations are tax-deductible), because they focus on a purpose considered "charitable" under tax law.

More here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationa ... anizations
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Post by kayt00 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:37 pm

RoyGBiv wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:05 pm
kayt00 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:27 pm
puma guy wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Mods: If this belongs in a different category please move.

I just got this message from Amazon regarding NRA donations from Smile.Amazon sales. Use Smile.Amazon.com instead of plain Amazon.com and make the NRA as your charity of choice and they donate a percentage of your purchase amounts the the NRA.
This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your charity, NRA Foundation, recently received a quarterly donation of $10,540.75 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:

$146,804.89 to NRA Foundation
:thumbs2: :tiphat:
Whats the difference between NRA Foundation or any of the other NRA listings, like NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund?
Different NRA entities are tasked with different purposes. Based on those purposes, the entity may be a 501c3 (a "charitable organization" to which donations are deductible, but the entity is not allowed to do things like support a political candidate) or a 501c4 (donations are NOT deductible, but there are many fewer restrictions on what activities are allowed).

"NRA" is a 501c4
"NRA Foundation" is a 501c3 (donations are tax-deductible), because they focus on a purpose considered "charitable" under tax law.

More here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationa ... anizations
So is there one NRA entity more beneficial to the fight than others or is that where "NRA Foundation" comes in and they can distribute funds where needed? Is that how it even works?
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Post by RoyGBiv » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:45 pm

kayt00 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:37 pm
RoyGBiv wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:05 pm
kayt00 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:27 pm
puma guy wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Mods: If this belongs in a different category please move.

I just got this message from Amazon regarding NRA donations from Smile.Amazon sales. Use Smile.Amazon.com instead of plain Amazon.com and make the NRA as your charity of choice and they donate a percentage of your purchase amounts the the NRA.
This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your charity, NRA Foundation, recently received a quarterly donation of $10,540.75 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:

$146,804.89 to NRA Foundation
:thumbs2: :tiphat:
Whats the difference between NRA Foundation or any of the other NRA listings, like NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund?
Different NRA entities are tasked with different purposes. Based on those purposes, the entity may be a 501c3 (a "charitable organization" to which donations are deductible, but the entity is not allowed to do things like support a political candidate) or a 501c4 (donations are NOT deductible, but there are many fewer restrictions on what activities are allowed).

"NRA" is a 501c4
"NRA Foundation" is a 501c3 (donations are tax-deductible), because they focus on a purpose considered "charitable" under tax law.

More here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationa ... anizations
So is there one NRA entity more beneficial to the fight than others or is that where "NRA Foundation" comes in and they can distribute funds where needed? Is that how it even works?
Not how it works.
If your primary desire is to support the legislative and legal battles, NRA-ILA is where to point your dollars.
If you want to support education, like Eddie Eagle, shooting sports and lots of other things, I believe most of that is under the NRA Foundation umbrella.

I'm on the tablet. Apologies for the brief answer.

Much more here... https://home.nra.org
Click on the small down arrow next to "NRA Explorer", at the top left.
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Re: Smile.Amazon.com NRA donations

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Post by Rafe » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:30 am

In this morning's email:
Amazon wrote: This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your charity, NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund, recently received a quarterly donation of $6,300.47 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:
• $104,163.96 to NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund
I don't know if it pains Jeff Bezos to write those checks or not, but they add up...
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Post by flechero » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:35 am

Rafe wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:30 am
In this morning's email:
Amazon wrote: This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your charity, NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund, recently received a quarterly donation of $6,300.47 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:
• $104,163.96 to NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund
I don't know if it pains Jeff Bezos to write those checks or not, but they add up...
Doubtful- that's merely a rounding error to bezos.... and I'm quite sure he donates 20X that to anti gun orgs.


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Post by airborneveteran » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:12 pm

NRA Foundation update:

Your current charity
The NRA Foundation, Inc.
has received
$193,683.74
as of May 2020

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:24 pm

You can also have donations to the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund.

Chas.

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Post by G.A. Heath » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:08 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:24 pm
You can also have donations to the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund.

Chas.
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Post by airborneveteran » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:49 pm

I volunteer with youth organizations that receive support from NRA Foundation, plus I'm a NRA Trainer. Putting NRAF on autopilot is my best connection.

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