For veterans: Pantry at the post home

American Legion Auxiliary members across the country continue to demonstrate creative and helpful ways to serve our nation’s veterans, military, and their families. Alley-White Unit 52 in Mountain Home, Ark., started a food pantry at its post home to help make a difference for veterans in the community. “It’s something that has always been important

2022-03-28T13:12:44+00:00March 28th, 2022|grants|

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|

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|

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|

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|

American Legion Auxiliary Foundation grant brings awareness to Ohio Unit 214’s mission

American Legion Auxiliary Ohio Unit 214, like so many units nationwide, works tirelessly to support veterans, military, and their families. But members knew they could be doing more to let their community know who is behind all of the programs and events they run. That’s why they applied for a Mission in Action grant from

2021-05-06T13:42:08+00:00May 6th, 2021|grants|

American Legion Auxiliary Foundation and Illinois Unit 474 team up to help heroes from a distance

Members of American Legion Auxiliary Illinois Unit 474, along with many Auxiliary units across the country, were disappointed that their usual volunteer work was cut short in 2020 due to COVID-19 regulations. But having recently received a Veteran Projects Fund grant from the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation, the unit was determined to assist veterans during

2021-04-29T13:21:29+00:00April 29th, 2021|grants|

Alaska veterans safely reunite with loved ones with help of an American Legion Auxiliary Foundation grant

The Alaska Veterans and Pioneer Home strives to give veterans the highest quality of life by providing assisted living in a safe home setting which promotes independence, positive relationships, meaningful activities, and physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. Some of the best ways to improve the well-being of these residents is by providing social interaction opportunities

2021-02-25T14:18:21+00:00February 25th, 2021|grants|
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