American Legion Underwrites Child Education Efforts

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Funder: American Legion Child Welfare Foundation; Opportunity: Program Grants; Funding Focus: Children, education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits focusing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children; Funding: Multiple awards in the $35,000 to $50,000 range; Deadline: July 15.

Summary: The foundation awards grants only to nonprofits that have the potential of helping children in more than one state. Grants are not made for any of the normal, day-to-day operating expenses of the grantee or special operating expenses connected with the grant. Grants are awarded for a period of one year. All grants must be completed between the period of Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of the award year. Grant awards generally include a broad range of children’s programs. Start with the tip sheet the foundation has provided on its website:

Info: 317/630-1202; for more on the foundation, or Jason R. Kees, executive secretary, American Legion Child Welfare Foundation PO Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206

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Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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