In its 70th year, the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation (CWF) awarded four grants totaling $684,050. These grants have been awarded to nonprofits that support youth-serving projects that seek to enhance the lives of children by addressing their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.
The following is a summary of the CWF grants awarded for 2024.
ASXL Rare Research Endowment Foundation of Portland, Maine, was awarded $9,050 for their project “Educational Materials for AXSL-related disorders.” This grant will produce educational materials for parents and caregivers that will inform and empower them on how to best to and advocate for their children after receiving their diagnosis.
Boston Community Pediatrics of Boston was awarded $50,000 for their project “BCP Hardship Fund: Providing Pathways to Health Through Basic Needs.” This grant will provide assistance to families, ensuring children have access to transportation for health care appointments and the basic needs at home.
Cleveland County ALWS Baseball, Inc. of Shelby, N.C., was awarded $125,000 for their project “2024 American Legion World Series.” This grant will assist in providing youth-centric activities during the week-long event of the American Legion Baseball World Series.
The American Legion National Headquarters of Indianapolis was awarded $500,000 for their project “The American Legion Children and Youth National Program-2024.” This grant will cover youth programs related to the national capstone events: American Legion National Oratorical Contest, Boys Nation, Junior Shooting Sports Program National Championship and American Legion Baseball.