Child Welfare Foundation grant applications available May 1

Child Welfare Foundation grant applications available May 1

As of May 1, American Legion Child Welfare Foundation (CWF) grant applications for 2021 will be accepted. Visit www.cwf-inc.org to apply.

CWF accepts funding proposals from nonprofits for projects that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children. Grants are only given to entities that help U.S. children in a large geographic area; they are not awarded for day-to-day or special operating expenses.

To be considered for a 2021 CWF grant, applications must be received at American Legion National Headquarters no later than July 15.

CWF grant recipients are named during The American Legion's annual Fall Meetings in October. In 2019, the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation awarded $811,282 in grants to 19 nonprofits. And since the foundation made its first three grants in 1955, nearly $16 million has been awarded to assist the needs of children.

Donations to support CWF grants can be made at www.legion.org/donate.

American Legion posts or departments that wish to receive credit for the 2019-2020 CWF donation year (June 1, 2019-May 31, 2020), please make sure donations sent by mail are received at National Headquarters no later than Friday, May 29, last business day of the month. Online donations can be made through Sunday, May 31.

Checks can be made payable to the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.

American Legion Donation Processing

PO Box 1954

Indianapolis, IN 46206