American Legion Supporter Information

What is the name of your monthly giving program and who does it serve?

American Legion Supporters show their dedication by making a monthly contribution via credit card or checking account. By doing so, these compassionate patriots offer direct, dependable support to The American Legion and the many services we provide to our troops, our veterans, and their families.

Is my donation tax deductible?

All contributions are tax deductible according to IRS regulations.

What percentage of my donation directly supports programs for veterans?

Because we have just started TV marketing and fundraising campaigns, this information is not yet available. As soon as we have the figure, we will make it available to our valued donors.

Can I write a check to become an American Legion Supporter?

Yes! Please make your check payable to the The American Legion and send it to:
The American Legion
Donation Processing Center
PO Box 21009
Tulsa, OK 74121-1009
Please write “TV” in the memo line

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes! Donors who have provided us with an email address will receive receipts via email, and all donors will receive a thank-you letter in the mail.

Can I make a donation in honor or in memory of someone?

Yes! Donations in honor or memory of your loved ones are welcomed. Tribute messages and notifications will be sent after your donation is received.

I made a donation. Do I receive a gift?

Donors who become an American Legion Supporter by giving a monthly gift of $19 or more (or a one-time gift of $228) will receive a special Legion commemorative coin as a heartfelt thank-you for your generosity.

Where will The American Legion send the commemorative coins?

Your commemorative coin will ship to US addresses or territories as well APOs, FPOs, DPOs.

When can I expect to receive my commemorative coin?

You can expect your commemorative coin within 2-4 weeks of your donation to the American Legion.

I live outside of the United States. Can you still send me my commemorative coin?

We are currently not shipping packages to foreign countries due to high cost, but we can deliver your commemorative coin to a friend or family member living in the US.

Can I receive more information about planned giving?

Yes! To receive more information related to bequests, planned giving, or corporate donations, please contact Michael Pirnat, Deputy Director, Planned Giving & Major Gifts, 317-860-3006.

I’m an existing donor to The American Legion. Where can I get more information?

Please contact The American Legion Donor Relations Department at 844-428-4469 between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm EST or email

General Information About The American Legion

What is The American Legion?

Founded in 1919, The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans organization, with nearly 2.4 million members worldwide.

Does the Legion receive funds from the Federal Government?

No. The American Legion receives no money or grants from the federal government. Our service programs are sustained by contributions from generous people like you.

Do Legion programs duplicate Federal government’s efforts and programs?

No. The American Legion programs pick up and fill the void left by government agencies. This is especially true given government budget cut-backs, which have made the need for Legion services greater over the past several years.

What services does The American Legion provide?

  • At national, state, and local levels, The American Legion provides advocacy for veterans, support for military personnel, opportunities for children and youth, and promotion of patriotic values, or Americanism.
  • Through nearly 14,000 facilities worldwide, The American Legion helps veterans transition to civilian lives.
  • More than 2,600 service officers provide free benefits counseling to hundreds of thousands of veterans every year.
  • The American Legion helps veterans, active duty service members, and their families lead full lives and receive the health care, education, and job placement benefits they earned.
  • The Legion provides information and direct assistance to veterans who are in need as a result of natural disasters, emotional distress, unemployment, illness, or disability.
  • The American Legion fights in Washington, as well as at the state and local levels, on behalf of veterans and families to protect the benefits they earned through military service.
  • The American Legion is a driving force behind some of the greatest veteran benefit programs in history, including the GI Bill.
  • The Legion provides millions of volunteer hours in support of veterans health-care facilities and community-service programs benefiting children and young people.
  • During the recent VA Healthcare Crisis, The American Legion was first to call for an urgent change of leadership in the Department of Veterans Affairs and to set up Crisis Command Centers for health care and VA benefits counseling and problem-solving.

Where is The American Legion headquartered?

The American Legion National Headquarters
700 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Education and Employment

The Legion ensures that veterans have economic opportunities through education, job fairs, VA home loans, business development, and career training, licensing and certification.

Benefit Claims Counseling

Legion service officers are specially trained and certified to provide expert assistance, free of charge, to veterans and their families seeking disability benefits, health-care services, medical records, and other forms of government support.

Operation Comfort Warriors

Operation Comfort Warriors meets the needs of wounded, injured, or ill military personnel by providing them with comfort items and recreational opportunities, such as loose clothes for burn victims, video games, books, physical rehabilitation equipment, and tickets to amusement parks and baseball games.

Family Support Network

Family Support Network provides help for military families who need child care, yard work, chores, household repairs, and other forms of assistance, free of charge.

Temporary Financial Assistance

The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program awards cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership. These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities, and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable environment.

National Emergency Fund

The American Legion provides relief for veterans and their families in the wake of disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and wildfires through the National Emergency Fund.

  • For eligibility and an application, please visit our website.

Other important Legion information:

If you or a loved one needs suicide, depression, or PTSD support, please call :

A directory of local American Legion offices and chapters with phone numbers can be accessed here.

Can I volunteer with The American Legion?

Yes! If you are interested in volunteering with The American Legion, you can learn about volunteer opportunities on our website.

Benefits and Claims Assistance

If you need information and claims and benefits assistance, please visit our website. If you are a veteran and would like to become a member of The American Legion please visit our website or call 844-428-4469.

Do you have
a question?

Call us: (877)534-4668