The Russian Nobility Association was incorporated on December 16, 1938. It is a non-political, non-profit organization. Its aims are philanthropic and genealogical.
The Association directs donations to charitable organizations which provide food, shelter and medical treatment for disadvantaged persons in Russia, Europe, South America and the United States. It also provides direct aid to orphanages, the indigent elderly, seminaries and other people in need.
Voting membership is exclusively reserved to descendants of individuals who were listed in the nobility archives of the former Russian Imperial Senate. Other membership categories exist. For historical purposes, titled members are recorded with their ancestral titles.