ALA Foundation

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    The ALA Foundation secures the service work of the American Legion Auxiliary
    for future generations.

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     Our Commitment to the Future 

    Service Not Self. Our motto, our way of life. As a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation, the ALA Foundation provides a way for you to enhance the quality of life for future generations of veterans, military and their families. Individuals and corporations support the Auxiliary’s charitable and educational outreach programs through endowed gifts, grants and sponsorships.

     Our Ultimate Goal

    In one year, ALA members’ volunteer hours exceed $1.4 billion in value. But it takes more than time to support the brave men and women who fight for our freedom. It takes money. And it always will.

    Our ultimate goal is to secure our mission and heritage of service for future benefit of those who serve us now and those who will need us tomorrow.

    By making a commitment to “endow our endowment,” you can ensure we do just that.

    How Your Gift Helps the ALA

    The ALA Foundation secures the service work of the American Legion Auxiliary for future generations. It opens a different door of opportunity to individuals, corporations and other foundations wishing to financially support the ALA. Here’s how it operates: The donations paid into the fund remain in the fund and are referred to as endowment principal. Being endowed simply means that it is the interest dollars earned from the investment of those donations that are used to support the ALA programs directly benefitting our veterans and their families.

    Here’s an example of the way your donation can “work” for the ALA: If you contribute $100 to the Mission Endowment Fund in January, and at the end of the year, that $100 has earned $5* in interest, then that $5 of interest income is what would be spent on ALA programs. Your original $100 donation would remain in the fund and continue to grow, earning interest year after year. It is easy to see how, over a period of time, the interest earned exceeds the initial gift. That’s why this type of giving is crucial to the growth and continuation of Auxiliary programs.

    Download ALA Foundation Brochure (pdf)
    Ensure our warriors’ sacrifices are honored every day: now and into the future. For more information on making a major gift, corporate giving or an employer match, please contact our Development Division at (317) 569-4500.
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    Online Donations can be made using our secure online donation form. The information you submit will be safely encrypted before it is sent to American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters.

    Checks to the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation should be payable to the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation. For all other funds, checks should be payable to American Legion Auxiliary, National.

    Donation Form for mailing: ALA Form | ALA Foundation Form

    Donate Online Visa Mastercard

    Mail checks to:
    American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters
    Attention: Development Division
    8945 N. Meridian St
    Indianapolis, IN 46260

    Planned Giving
    Planned giving is the process of thoughtfully including a charitable gift in your estate plans. It is a method of establishing your legacy of support for the organization you love while providing for your current financial needs. You can help ensure that the American Legion Auxiliary has a lasting impact for the generations that follow by providing for the continuation of our many programs and services that enhance the lives of those we serve. Learn More

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