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Smile.Amazon.com NRA donations

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

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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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Re: Smile.Amazon.com NRA donations

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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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