American Legion Child Welfare Foundation (CWF) grant applications are being accepted starting May 1. CWF accepts funding proposals from nonprofits for projects that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children. Grants are only given to entities that help U.S. children in a large geographic area; they are not awarded for day-to-day operating expenses or special operating expenses.
The CWF application is online at www.cwf-inc.org. Applications must be postmarked to American Legion National Headquarters no later than July 15.
Applicants will be notified when their grant proposal is received by the Child Welfare Foundation. And all applicants will be informed of the status of their application following The American Legion's annual Fall Meetings in October.
Since 1955, more than $13 million in CWF grants have been awarded to nonprofits that support America's youth. Donations to CWF can be made at www.legion.org/donate. The Sons of The American Legion is the single largest contributor to the CWF – contributing $8 million in donations since 1988.