EIN 36-1525480

National Restaurant Association (NRA)

IRS 501(c) type
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Year formed
Most recent tax filings
NTEE code, primary
NRA's mission is to promote entrepreneurship and hospitality. We advocate for pro-restaurant regulation and operational freedom.
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Program areas at NRA

Food safety training and other educational programs including ServSafe, which is the industry standard for training employees in safe food handling. During 2022, NRA tested 766,925 foodservice managers in ServSafe programs and issued a total of 562,524 certifications.
Support of tradeshows: the 2022 National Restaurant Association Show attracted over 70,000 attendees from all over the United States and around the world, covering over 700,000 square feet, showcasing manufacturers and suppliers from across the foodservice industry.
Government Relations and Communications: The NRA monitors both Federal and State government and legislation for changes in their policies as they relate to the restaurant industry. Depending on the specific issue, the NRA, along with the State Restaurant Associations, develops an appropriate position and response to the specific issue and works with government agencies/organizations to achieve the best possible outcome for the industry. The NRA maintains and distributes publications on various matters that affect the industry.

Grants made by NRA

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Save Local RestaurantsAdvocacy$255,000
Restaurant Law CenterAdvocacy$250,000
International Franchise Association (IFA)Advocacy$250,000
...and 46 more grants made totalling $2,467,050

Who funds National Restaurant Association (NRA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Ahla Foundation (AHLEF)Rti Grant Training Programs:ahla Lodging Manager Apprentice Course Ahla Line Cook Apprentice Course$200,000
Wisconsin Restaurant AssociationGeneral Purposes$19,400
Wisconsin Restaurant AssociationGeneral Purposes$19,400
...and 1 more grant received

Personnel at NRA

Marvin F IrbyPresident and Chief Executive Officer Until 05 and 01 , Chief Administrative Officer / Chief Financial Officer Until 10 and 21 , President and Chief Executive Officer / Interim Chief Executive Officer / Chief Executive Officer Until 5 and 31 , Chief Financial Officer / Interim President and Chief Executive Officer , / Cao and Chief Financial Officer$1,361,384
Michelle L KorsmoPresident and Chief Executive Officer Beginning 05 and 01$918,617
Eric EllisChief Financial Officer$375,368
Kevin A SteeleChief Information Officer$582,398
Ngocdung VuSenior Vice President , Membership and Strategy Dev.$332,718
...and 15 more key personnel

Financials for NRA

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,925,355
Program services$4,380,763
Investment income and dividends$1,197,741
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$6,249,372
Net rental income$270,295
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$536,048
Net income from fundraising events$-99,462
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$78,794,218
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$97,254,330

Form 990s for NRA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-08990View PDF
2021-122022-11-15990View PDF
2020-122021-11-12990View PDF
2019-122021-06-25990View PDF
2018-122020-01-16990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 23, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 16 new personnel
January 16, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 2, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
January 2, 2024
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $200,000 from The Ahla Foundation (AHLEF)
July 16, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Trade associationsBusiness and community development organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizations
Business and industry
MembershipsFundraising eventsOperates internationallyEndowed supportFundraising races, competitions, and tournaments
General information
2055 L St NW 700
Washington, DC 20036
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(202) 331-5900
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S41: Promotion of Business
NAICS code, primary
813910: Trade Associations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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