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Temporary Financial Assistance

Temporary Financial Assistance

The Temporary Financial Assistance program may be one of the best kept secrets of The American Legion!  It was established in 1925 as part of "Our devotion to mutual helpfulness."
 
Through the TFA program, the local posts can request that the National Organization provide non-repayable grants to eligible families when it is determined that a minor child is in need and all other resources have been exhausted.
 
The grants may be used to assist with basic needs such as shelter, food, utilities, and clothing.   In 2010 and 2011 there were 14 TFA's helping 27 children in the amount of $16,031.00.  The money provided is not meant for car payments, credit card debt, or to pay for vacations however; Medical grants may also be obtained but must be approved before services are rendered. Remember, these grants are for temporary conditions with a limit of $2500.00.
 
You can make a donation to the Temporary Financial Assistance program by sending your check or money order, made out to:
 
The American Legion Endowment Fund
PO Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206
 
For a copy of the brochure, please click here.
 
If you need assistance with processing a TFA, please contact James Fialkowski at (414) 902-5722 or fill out the application below and send to:
The American Legion Service Office
Attn: James Fialkowski
VA Regional Office
5400 W National Ave. #164
Milwaukee, WI 53214
email: james.fialkowski@va.gov
 
TFA Application
 
Eligibility
 
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