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Ways to Give

Donate by mail

Ensure that our fellow veterans,  our service personnel, their families receive the many services they need and deserve – Mail in your donation today!

Donate by check or money order

If you would like to send your gift through the mail, please print and complete the Donation Form.  Your check or money order made payable to Ameircan Legion Charities may be sent to:

American Legion Charities
5745 Lee Rd
Indianapolis, IN  46216

Donate by credit card

If you prefer to make your gift by credit card but do not wish to do so online, please print and complete the Donation Form and drop it in the mail to us.  We accept Discover, MasterCard or Visa.

Many of our supporters make monthly gifts.  If you would like to do this but prefer not to do so online, please print and provide this information on the Donation Form.

Thank you for supporting America’s veterans, service personnel and their families!


Matching gifts

You can multiply your gifts to The American Legion by participating in a matching gift program.

Help us help America’s veterans and their families by maximizing the impacy of your gift.  You can multiply your gifts to The American Legion by participating in a matching gift program.  Many companies, associations and foundations with which you may be affiliated will allow you as an employee, member or trustee, to take advantage of their philanthropic efforts.  It’s easy to participate.

In addition to matching employee’s monetary gifts to charitable organizations like The American Legion, some companies support their employee’s personal involvement in voluntary programs to qualified programs.  Therefore, if you’re a volunteer involved with The American Legion’s Voluntary Service Program, you may be able to extend the effectiveness of your volunteer efforts through your employer.

First, check with your human resources, employee benefits office or community relations office to determine if your company matches employee charitable donations and/or voluntary efforts.  If so, follow these easy steps:

  1. Request a copy of the Employee Matching Gift form.  Review the program guidelines to see in The American Legion is eligible to receive matching gifts.
  2. Fill out and sign the employee portion of the form.
  3. Send the completed form to:

American Legion Charities
5745 Lee Rd
Indianapolis, IN  46216

The American Legion will process the form and send it back to your employer.  The company will send its matching donation directly to American Legion Charities.


Special occasion gifts

Make a special occasion even more extraordinary. Knowing you are changing the lives of America’s veterans and their families while celebrating a memorable occasion is a wonderful tribute.

Are you looking for a special way to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, wedding or other special occasion?  Consider making a contribution to The American Legion Charities!

Your gift will support our many programs and is a heart-warming way to recognize the special people and events in your life.

Call or mail us for details:  317-860-3009 or


Workplace giving

Also called employee fund drives – workplace campaigns are charitable solicitations of people conducted at their workplace.

Through workplace giving and payroll deductions to American Legion Charities, it’s easier than ever to stand up for our nation’s veterans and their families.  You support creative and innovative efforts to build better lives for veterans, service personnel and their families.  You ensure our war time veterans receive our sincere gratitude, and at the same time promote a genuinely patriotic cause.

Federal government employees can sign up through the Combined Federal Campaign, the largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign.

There are also unique campaigns for state and local government employees, and many corporations offer matching gift or other workplace giving programs.

When you choose payroll deduction to support American Legion Charities, you simply specify the amount you want to give and your payroll department takes care of the rest, giving you a tax receipt for your records.

For corporate workers, if your employer awards matching funds, American Legion Charities receives an added donation thanks to your participation.


Military retiree allotment

If you are a retiree of the United States military, it is easy to designate a tax-deductible gift to The American Legion via direct payroll deduction by establishing an allotment through the U.S. Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS), U.S. Military Retirement Pay, P.O. Box 7130, London, KY 40742-7130.

Simply click the link below, fill it out, and submit it to

The American Legion
U.S. Military Retiree Allotment Program
5745 Lee Rd
Indianapolis, IN  46216

U.S. Military Retiree Allotment Program (PDF)


Donation FAQ’s

Get the answers to the most popular questions our donors have about The American Legion

Doesn't The American Legion get funds from the federal government?
Contrary to popular belief, The American Legion receives no money or grants from the federal government. Our service programs are sustained by contributions such as yours.

Do Legion service programs overlap or duplicate government programs?
No. The American Legion programs pick up and fill the void left by government agencies. This is especially true given government budget cut-backs which have made the need greater over the past several years.

Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes, American Legion Charities is a tax-exempt organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible according to IRS regulations.

Where is the The American Legion located?
The American Legion is located at the following address:
The American Legion National Headquarters
700 North Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN  46204
(317) 630- 1200

Mailing Address
The American Legion
PO Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206

How much of my donation goes to help veterans and their families?
Since The American Legion generously takes care of all overhead expenses, 100% of all contributions are used for programs of service to veterans, service personnel and their families. The American Legion prides itself on its transparency and constantly strives to be the steward of your trust and donations.