The Russian Nobility Association was founded in America in 1933. It is a non-political, non-profit organization. Its aims are philanthropic and genealogical.
The Association directs donations to charitable organizations that 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.
The Russian Nobility Association in America, Inc. (RNA) is a not for profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the RNA are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for US federal income tax purposes. There are no donation limits or restrictions on contributions to the RNA.