American Legion Post 31, Inc.

The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation

In 1954 The American Legion's National Executive Committee authorized the creation of an American Legion Child Welfare Foundation with broad powers to use such funds as it might receive to benefit the children and youth of America.

It is the hope of the founders of this Foundation that, through it, funds may become available to finance research, special projects, demonstrations, and public education regarding children over and above existing programs.

The primary source of funds to the Foundation has been from individual members of The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary and from investments. In 1956 the Board of Directors of the Foundation, with the approval of the National Convention, established a Memorial Fund within the Foundation. Through the Memorial Fund, a Unit or individual may, through a contribution to the Foundation, memorialize a deceased member.

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