Many supporters of The American Legion want to donate on a regular basis to their favorite program(s).  A recurring donation makes it easy to show their support.

A recurring donation allows a donor to designate a particular fund to support, the amount they want to donate (minimum $10.00) and how often they want to donate (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually & annually). This is all done by completing a simple on-line form and providing your credit card information (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). We will bill your credit card in the amount you designate for the frequency and term you select.

Q: Do I have to be a member of The American Legion to donate?
A: No. The great thing about The American Legion is that its various programs benefit all Americans by supporting not only veterans and active duty personnel, but also their families and loved ones. For example, a donor can choose to support the Legacy Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to children of service members killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the global war on terror. You don’t need to be a member...your donation can show your support of its programs.

Q: Is there a minimum amount that can be donated?
A: We ask that the donation is at least $10.00 per transaction.

Q: Do I have to make a monthly donation?
A: No, you have the option of choosing monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. You decide what best fits your budget.

Q: How do I donate to more than one fund?
A: You will need to enter a separate request for each fund so that we can ensure the donations are dispersed correctly.

Q: Can you deduct payments from my checking account instead of billing my credit card?
A: We’re sorry but we’re not currently set-up to process automatic payments from any type of bank account.

Q: Will I get a receipt to use for tax purposes?
A: You’ll receive a receipt via email for your initial donation and each transaction thereafter. In January of each year, you’ll receive an email reflecting your total recurring donations for the previous year. (Make sure you inform us if your email address changes.)

Q: What do I do if I need to stop the recurring billings.
A: All you need to do is contact National Headquarters and request to be removed from the Recurring Donations Program. You can email us at or call 1-800-433-3318. Be sure to have your credit card information and the transaction number that appears in the confirmation form you received when you set-up your account.

Q: How do I change the information that I entered for recurring donations?
A: It’s easy to update your account. If you need to change your contact information (i.e. address, email, etc.) or the amount or frequency of your donation, simply send an email to However, if you want to update your credit card information, we ask that you call The American Legion National Headquarters at 1-800- 433-3318. It’s never safe to send credit card information in an email. Whatever method you use to contact us, be sure to include the transaction number that appears in the confirmation form that’s emailed to you when you set-up your account.

Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Once your card has been billed, we will not refund your donation(s). However, if the need arises for you to discontinue your recurring donation, simply contact us by email at or by calling 1-800-433-3318.