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The CRPA Foundation

Since 2004, The CRPA Foundation (CRPAF) has served freedom-loving Californians by raising funds to benefit eligible programs supportive of advancing its mission and ensuring the continued fight in California to protect and defend the legacy of an American’s right to choose to own a gun for sport, hunting, and personal protection.

The purpose of The CRPAF is to support a wide range of charitable, educational, legal, and scientific, firearms-related public interest activities that support and defend the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans and to support the environment for the next generation by securing educational access to natural resources and resource management through the promotion and safeguarding of hunting and conservation in California.

CRPAF objectives are to promote firearms litigation and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in shooting sports and to educate the public about firearms in their historic, technological, and aesthetic context.

Funds granted by The CRPA Foundation through its grant program benefit a wide variety of constituencies throughout California, including youth, women, gun collectors, hunters, and law enforcement.

The CRPAF believes in the right to choose to own a gun for sport, hunting or self-defense and protection of family and promotes that belief through grants that support the shooting sports, hunting, education, litigation and the Second Amendment.

Protecting and defending the individual’s Right to Keep and Bear Arms, both in public and private is The CRPA Foundation’s greatest privilege.


Your Giving Affords us to Fund Essential Programs

Providing funding to firearm-related programs of organizations that cultivate the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans is essential to the preservation of our Second Amendment heritage.

The CRPAF benefits charitable, educational, scientific and public interest programs and activities that promote and defend the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding citizens in California.

Sponsors of and donors to CRPAF are essential in the fight to protect and promote the rights of firearm owners in California.

Funding for The CRPA Foundation comes from individuals and organizations through tax deductible gifts, donations, appreciated stocks, wills, and living trusts in support of the objectives of The CRPA Foundation.

When you donate to The CRPAF you are supporting research, publication, amicus briefs in cases all across the country and the all important Second Amendment cases here in California. The CRPA legal team has decades of experience and works diligently to stop California from enacting numerous unconstitutional laws.

It all starts with your generous commitment and continued support!

The CRPA Foundation is a charitable, tax-exempt entity incorporated under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and under California law. Contributions are deductible to the extent allowable by law. Please consult a tax professional for specific advice on how such contributions may be tax deductible.

The CRPA Foundation Tax ID number is #73-1719822.

Ways to Give

  • Shop online at AmazonSmile and donate a portion of every purchase made to CRPAF.
  • Donate automobiles, watercraft, airplanes, trailers and more through the CRPAF Vehicle Donation Program.
  • Donate Real estate or firearms collections.
  • Include CRPAF in your Estate Planning.
  • Donate payroll deductions with your company (check with your HR/Payroll department for information).
  • Donate specific items or services from our wish list! Items will benefit 501(c)(3) charitable purposes such as Event Donations, Fundraising, Grants, Training, Range Safety, Competitive Shooting, 2A and Conservation Experiences, and Educational needs to serve the public.
  • Donate By Mail.

The CRPA Foundation
271 E. Imperial Highway, Suite 620. Fullerton, CA 92835
1-800-305-2772 | contact@crpa.org


Explore Essential Supported Programs

Training, Education and Firearm Safety
Firearms safety is a fundamental building block across all CRPAF supported programs to ensure public access to education regarding safe, responsible firearm ownership and use is available. Through efforts of The CRPAF, the public is made aware of gun safety programs that are at their disposal that are effective in reducing accidents and violence without infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners. The CRPAF encourages more active participation by the general public in organized firearms sportsmanship events and sponsored public events which contribute to public awareness of the proper use of firearms and the spirit of cooperation and discipline that is derived therefrom.

The CRPAF effectively promotes and supports educational resources made available to communities across the state. These efforts exist to serve and inform the Second Amendment, hunting and firearms communities on issues that relate to their rights and legal concerns. Through the accessibility of:

  • Educational media promoted by social media platforms and print publications;
  • Research and development of publications that support Second Amendment issues;
  • Hunting and conservation opportunities for youth, veterans and adults;
  • Women’s outdoor fun shoots and personal protection training;
  • Faith based property shield programs to protect congregations;
  • Firearms safety training courses; and
  • Range and retail assistance programs that effectively enhance the understanding of legal California compliance requirements.

Hunting and Conservation
The CRPAF promotes access to hunter education, conservation programs and outdoor activities that protect Californian’s hunting rights and preserve California’s natural resources and wildlife for generations to come. These widely supported programs advance participation in hunting, target shooting and safe gun ownership.

The CRPAF focuses largely on ensuring that these educational and recreational opportunities are accessible for California outdoorsmen and women alike, with an emphasis in affording new and continued opportunities to youth, women and veterans.

Youth Shooting Sports
CRPAF is dedicated to building youth leadership skills through supporting programs that engage youth in wildlife conservation and the preservation of hunting heritage and promote access and opportunity to engage in shooting sports, both competitively and recreationally. The CRPAF works hard to make activities available for both new and seasoned youth shooters through training and education that covers the basic firearm safety rules, to how to improve marksmanship and competitive shooting skills.

Marksmanship and Range Protection
The CRPAF supports recreational and competitive target shooting programs that engage new shooters in teaching valuable marksmanship skills, foster community growth, and aid and protect shooting ranges. The recreational and competitive matches provide a forum to engage members and the public on firearm safety, gun law politics, and safe, responsible participation in the shooting sports. In order to participate in the shooting sports, people must have access to training opportunities and shooting ranges. Unfortunately, too many ranges in California are being forced to close due to issues that could have been avoided. Accordingly, range operators must be aware of the many threats, and remain knowledge about resources and assistance programs available to proactively address predictable challenges. CRPAF funds benefit the CRPA Range Shield Program which serves in helping ranges operate successfully in compliance with California law through its team of lawyers, experts, range designers, noise consultants, and environmental consultants standing by to help local ranges. The CRPA Range Shield team is available to consult with your Board of Directors to discuss any issue. Be sure that your range is compliant with federal, state and local laws by scheduling a free shooting range assessment visit. Click here for more information.

Historical Arms Exhibitions
A mission goal of The CRPAF is to educate the public about the historic, technological, and aesthetic significance of firearms. The CRPAF has supported exhibitions and displays of historically significant firearms in the hands of collectors who come to appreciate their historical significance. The historical significance of firearms and their development continues to fascinate and educate those who experience such exhibitions and collections. Historical arms collecting is another crucial facet of our Second Amendment heritage that begs conservation. Collectors preserve a piece of history for generations to come. Click here for more information.

Civil Rights Litigation
The CRPAF’s work in fighting for constitutional rights of gun owners is essential to its core purpose of education. When laws infringe upon the rights of gun owners to exercise their freedoms, the very mission of The CRPAF is threatened. The CRPAF supports litigation that defends and expands legal recognition of the rights protected by the Second Amendment and, supports litigation that seeks to strike down unconstitutional laws that conflict with our charitable purposes. The CRPAF is a named plaintiff in many California gun owners’ cases and supports other named plaintiffs. The CRPAF supports many CRPA cases in the California courts and plans for many more. The CRPAF also supports cases across the country through its amicus brief support program to further support the Second Amendment. Click here to read more.

Research, Education, and Publications
Modern day social and digital media campaigns are critical in educating the public and mobilizing the truth about the social value and utility of firearms. The CRPAF funds digital media campaigns including public service announcements focused on firearms education for the public, firearms safety, hunting, conservation and more. The CRPAF also publishes and distributes several educational booklets and brochures on gun laws, gun safety, and other topics of interest to California citizens and gun owners. The Foundation supports pro-2A research and articles in various publications. Click Here To See All Publications from The CRPA Foundation.


Make a Donation to The CRPA Foundation

Your Giving Affords us to Fund Essential Programs

The CRPA Foundation is a charitable, tax-exempt entity incorporated under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and under California law. Contributions are deductible to the extent allowable by law. Please consult a tax professional for specific advice on how such contributions may be tax deductible. The CRPA Foundation Tax ID number is #73-1719822.

  • Shop online at AmazonSmile and donate a portion of every purchase made.
  • Donate automobiles, watercraft, airplanes, trailers and more through CRPAF Vehicle Donation Program.
  • Donate Real estate or firearms collections.
  • Include The CRPA Foundation in your Estate Planning.
  • Donate payroll deductions with your company (check with your HR/Payroll department for information).
  • Donate specific items or services from our wish list! Items will benefit 501(c)(3) charitable purposes such as Event Donations, Fundraising, Grants, Training, Range Safety, Competitive Shooting, 2A and Conservation Experiences, and Educational needs to serve the public.
  • Donate By Mail.

The CRPA Foundation
271 E. Imperial Highway, Suite 620. Fullerton, CA 92835
1-800-305-2772 | contact@crpa.org


CRPAF Statement of Financial Practices

The CRPA Foundation has a Board of Trustees that watches the books and expenses and inside and outside accountants that scrutinize expenses. CRPAF also has a conflict of interest disclosure and review policy, a vendor fraud prevention policy, an expenses review and limitation policy and review process, and multiple other safeguards in place to make sure every donation is spent wisely and frugally. Board of Trustee members are volunteers and are  paid nothing for the many hours of work because they believe in the mission of CRPAF. Any legal work done for the CRPA or CRPAF is done at significantly reduced hourly “non- profit” rates. No other 2A association is more scrupulous about avoiding financial improprieties than CRPAF. Donations and are closely monitored, budgeted, and reinvested into education, program offerings, and  fighting for the rights of California gun owners.

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