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ALA Foundation

Ensuring our mission of service endures for veterans, military, and their families.

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AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY FOUNDATION MISSION

The ALA Foundation positively impacts the lives of our veterans, military, and their families by funding programs of the American Legion Auxiliary today and for future generations.

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2007, the purpose of the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation is to assist in carrying out the educational, charitable, and other exempt purposes of the Auxiliary by raising funds for, assisting in conduct of, and providing support to the Auxiliary programs.

As a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation, the ALA Foundation provides a resource to engage additional investors interested in supporting our mission. It is a way to secure our legacy and heritage of Service Not Self, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for future generations of veterans, military, and their families.

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Grants to help mission outreach grow

The American Legion Auxiliary Foundation exists to ensure the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary thrives for years to come. To assist ALA units, districts/counties, and departments in their efforts to support local veterans, military, and their families, the ALA Foundation offers four different grants.

Veteran Projects Fund

Veteran Projects Fund Grants
If your Auxiliary unit, district/county, or department identifies a new, one-time need for your local veterans or active military, the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation Veteran Projects Fund may be able to lend a helping hand.

Qualifications

  • The applicant must be an American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) entity – unit, district/county, or department.
  • Application addresses a specific, new need that supports veterans and military.
  • Grants are awarded in the amount of $1,000 – $10,000.
  • The ALA entity must provide a 20% match of the granted amount.
  • One grant per grantee in a 12-month period will be awarded.
  • Funds may not be used to reimburse expenses paid prior to grant approval.
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VCAF Grants

Veterans Creative Arts Festival Grants
The purpose of the Veterans Creative Arts Festival (VCAF) Grants is to aid in the well-being of veterans by introducing them to art therapy. If your unit or department hosts a local Veterans Creative Arts Festival or offers art therapy courses that feed into the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, grant funds may be awarded for needs that contribute to these efforts.

Qualifications

  • The applicant must be an American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) entity – unit, district/county, or department.
  • Grants are awarded up to $2,500.
  • One grant per grantee in a 12-month period will be awarded.
  • Funds may not be used to reimburse expenses paid prior to grant approval.
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Mission Action Grant

Mission in Action Grants
The ALA Foundation wants to help members brand their programs, so that the ALA is recognizable in the community for all of their good works. Whether it’s storage totes to transport items to a local food pantry, a branded vehicle or trailer to deliver meals to homeless veterans, or signage and banners for your department’s ALA Girls State program, the Mission in Action grant will help you work the mission while promoting the organization behind it all.

Qualifications

  • The applicant must be an American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) entity – unit, district/county, or department.
  • The proposal must address a specific ALA branding need that will help members with mission delivery and be recognizable in the community.
  • Grants are awarded up to $5,000.
  • One grant per grantee in a 12 month period will be awarded.
  • Funds may not be used to reimburse expenses paid prior to grant approval.
  • The ALA entity must provide a 20% match of the granted amount.
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sub grants

Sub Grants
American Legion Auxiliary units, districts/counties, or departments that have identified a source for grant funding from a foundation or corporation that requires the recipient to be a 501(c)(3) can have the ALA Foundation serve as the recipient. The ALA Foundation will then, in turn, sub-grant the full amount to the unit, district/county, or department according to the terms and conditions of the grantor.

Qualifications

  • The applicant must be an American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) entity – unit, district/county, or department.
  • The project must support the ALA mission or an ALA program identified in the national Programs Action Plan.
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