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Process Overview

Direct Inquiries to:

Jason R. Kees
Executive Secretary

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation
PO Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206
(317) 630-1202

Submission Process

Any nonprofit (501 C 3) organization may submit a grant application. Applications are accepted from May 1 to be postmarked no later than July 15, of the current year. Applications received prior to May 1 or postmarked after July 15 will not be considered.

Application Policies

Project outline should include direct impact on children and the specific benefits of the project. Budget figures are required for the project only – an organization’s annual budget or annual report is not required. References should be individuals with a working knowledge of the organization and the project. References may be contacted to answer questions concerning the grant application.

Approval Process

  • The Executive Secretary reviews all grant proposals. Those that meet the established guidelines proceed to the Board of Directors for their consideration.
  • Each year in mid-October, our Board of Directors meet to consider grant requests.
  • Personal appearances before the Board for the purpose of promotion and/or clarifying a grant by the grant applicant or associates are prohibited.
  • All grant applicants will receive written notification of the Board’s decisions.

For general tips on grantseeking, click here.

For a grant application, click here.

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