OVERVIEW: The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation supports the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of children in the United States. In the public health space, this funder centers on bullying, family conflict, and youth violence.
IP TAKE: This funder seeks grantseekers who have the capacity to help children across a large geographic area. Smaller and grassroots organizations may have a difficult time securing funding.
PROFILE: Established in the mid-1950s, the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation was created by the American Legion as a separate nonprofit entity. According to the foundation, its main giving priority is to “provide other nonprofit organizations with the meant to education and the public about the special needs of children across the nation.” The foundation invests in children's physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being across the United States. In the public health space, the foundation funds anti-bulling and anti-youth violence groups.
Grants range between $10,000 and $50,000 and are only awarded for project specific purposes. The foundation does not make general operating support grants. Grants are awarded for one year and must be completed between January 1 and December 31. To get a sense of the types of organizations this funder backs, browse through its current and past grants awarded.
The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from May 1 to July 1 of each year. Grant decisions are typically made by mid-October. Applications can be downloaded (PDF) from the foundation’s website.
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