Over $503,223 was donated to the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation (CWF) during the program year (June 1, 2019-May 31, 2020). Of those donations, more than $407,000 came from the American Legion Family.
And the Sons of The American Legion remain the single largest contributor to CWF, donating more than $8.5 million since 1988.
The Child Welfare Foundation is a nonprofit that has two primary purposes: to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children and youth; and to establish more effective uses of knowledge possessed by well-established organizations. To attain these goals, CWF raises donations and awards grants to organizations that help children – 100 percent of all money raised for the foundation is used exclusively for grants.
These grants – totaling more than $13 million since 1955 – have ensured that blind children have an opportunity to read the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence through the creation of braille books; provided life-saving organ transplants to children in need through support of the Children’s Organ Transplant Association; helped the National Autism Association save the lives of young people with autism by creating the Big Red Safety Box initiative; and so much more.
CWF grant applications for 2021 are currently being accepted. Applications must be received at American Legion National Headquarters no later than July 15.
Visit the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation website to learn more about the program and how to donate.
Checks can be made payable to the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.
American Legion Donation Processing
PO Box 1954
Indianapolis, IN 46206