As a congressionally chartered nonprofit organization, The American Legion files a report on its activities annually with Congress. Each major fund is separately incorporated or chartered, with its own articles, bylaws, purposes and trustees. Each files an annual Form 990 with the IRS. The financial reports for the funds are included as part of The American Legion’s annual audit and published in the program for the national convention. Legion audits and 990 tax returns are available to any member of the public who requests them.
The American Legion has always believed in transparency regarding our finances. We are ethical and efficient. Our members and donors should be confident and proud of the way the Legion administers its charities.