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ALA Foundation grant allows veterans to reach their full potential at the Delaware Home of the Brave

Averell Johns, a U.S. Navy veteran, former Delaware Home of the Brave resident, and current member of their board of directors, looked out at the garden at his home as he described the impact an American Legion Auxiliary Foundation grant had on his friends at the Home of the Brave. “You really help out a

2021-11-29T19:41:58+00:00November 29th, 2021|Giving Tuesday, grants|

Son’s military service inspires ALA member to both donate and receive support from the ALA Foundation

Tina Washington’s pride for her son, a U.S. Army veteran and middle school math teacher, can be heard in her voice. “He served for five years, and then he became a teacher and a basketball coach,” Tina said. “He is sort of like a father figure to his students, and I think that is because

2021-11-22T18:58:43+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Giving Tuesday|

ALA Foundation President Cathe MacInnes spends her life fighting for the Faces Behind the Funds

Cathe MacInnes’ role as president of the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation Board of Directors might be new, but her dedication to veterans is anything but. The reason Cathe spends her time serving our nation’s heroes is simple – she does not want any veteran to be left behind, without the care they need and deserve.

2021-11-15T15:45:30+00:00November 15th, 2021|Donations|

ALA Foundation grant helps U.S. Navy veteran gain new experiences, support, and camaraderie at Alaskan Veterans Home

United States Navy veteran Diane Smith grew up in the military. Her father was an aeronautical engineer in the Air Force, so she spent most of her childhood moving across the country. “As military kids, you get used to making new friends fast and then saying goodbye a lot and repeating it in the next

2021-10-26T17:16:52+00:00October 26th, 2021|Giving Tuesday, grants|

61-year member finds joy in her monthly gift to the ALA Foundation

Since she was 14, Rita Navarreté has been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, devoted to serving our veterans, military, and their families. She started as a Junior member, and she would often go with her mom and sister to ALA meetings. She and her sister would help clean up once the meeting was

2021-08-16T15:00:03+00:00August 17th, 2021|Monthly Giving|

ALA Foundation grant brings together a diverse community of indigenous peoples

A cultural divide has long affected the city of Salamanca, N.Y., which is located on the Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany Territory. “We are a blended community, both native and non-native. As a community, we have struggled to find positive meaning and messaging amongst our residents,” said Sandra Brundage, City of Salamanca Youth Bureau Director/Grant

2021-08-09T13:06:57+00:00August 9th, 2021|grants|

From generations of service to generations of support: Why Carlene Ashworth joined the Legacy Society

There were veterans in Carlene Ashworth’s family before she was born, and there will be veterans in her family long after she is gone. That’s why she recently decided to leave a planned gift to the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation. “If you are dedicated to who we are and what we do as an Auxiliary

2021-07-20T13:26:49+00:00July 20th, 2021|Planned Giving|

ALA Foundation grant supports flagship Nebraska Veterans Creative Arts Festival, inspiring expansion and growth

Veteran Artist Michael Lentz Hosting a Veterans Creative Arts Festival (VCAF) is no small feat – and starting a festival in a new community is even more of a challenge. That’s why when members of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Nebraska began their plans for their very first VCAF at the U.S.

2021-07-07T18:18:01+00:00July 7th, 2021|grants, nvcaf|

American Legion Auxiliary Foundation helps member turn Thrivent dollars into donation for veteran camp

Karen Runk, a 13-year American Legion Auxiliary member and president of ALA Wisconsin Unit 245, always admired the work that her local American Legion post did with Camp American Legion – a place for veterans, military, and their families to come together in a safe and comfortable environment in Lake Tomahawk, Wis. Camp American Legion

2021-06-29T14:03:03+00:00June 29th, 2021|grants|

The who, what, when, where, and why of American Legion Auxiliary Foundation grants

By now, you’ve probably heard that the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation has grants, but you might be wondering – who are they for, what can they be used for, when should I apply, and why do they exist? Who: ALA Foundation grants are for ALA entities – so your unit, district/county, or department can apply!

2021-06-16T12:07:20+00:00June 10th, 2021|grants|
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