New CWF video released online

The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation (CWF) has released a new video online to educate those unfamiliar with the program. The 11-minute piece features an overview of the foundation’s history and its objectives, as well as testimonials from CWF grant recipients and families who have benefited from the foundation’s generosity.

Those interviewed include Our Military Kids, Children’s Organ Transplant Association and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. Each non-profit organization describes how the CWF grant allowed them to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children.

Legion family members are encouraged to promote the video within their posts, squadrons or units, as well as with outside organizations who support children and youth. The CWF video can be viewed and downloaded here. Additionally, Legion departments will receive copies of the video on DVD for distribution.

Since its inception in 1954, CWF has awarded more than $11 million in grants to non-profit organizations who assist children in need. More importantly, the foundation gives 100 percent of every donation directly to these organizations. For further questions, please contact the Americanism and Children & Youth Division by email at, or visit