Donations to Our Veterans

Our post receives donations from members, friends of the American Legion, and estates of members and friends.  We also receive monetary gifts in lieu of flowers for funerals of veterans.  Business and corporate donors can also donate to the American Legion as a gift to a charity (501[c][19] war veterans charity).  You can donate now by credit card.

If you would like to make a cash donation to Chapel Hill’s American Legion Post 6, please make your check payable to

  • Chapel Hill Post No. 6, American Legion, Incorporated
  • PO Box 2323
  • Chapel Hill, NC  27515

If your donation is for the Robert Bauman Boys State Fund, please note it on your check.

Gifts of real or personal property (collectibles and items of significant value) are also accepted.  Learn more.

A question sometimes comes up with regard to a donor gift being tax deductible.  The designation 501(c)(19) is confusing to some who hear of 501(c)(3) organizations.  There are other tax-deductible charities recognized by the government in IRS Publication 501.

The American Legion is federally chartered and is a 501(c)(19)  War Veterans non-profit organization.

Chapel Hill Post No. 6, American Legion, Incorporated is incorporated in the State of North Carolina as a war veterans non-profit organization and we are chartered by the American Legion National organization as a member of the North Carolina Department, American Legion.  We, too, are a 501(c)(19) war veterans organization.

We are tax exempt and donations to our post are fully tax deductible on donor tax returns as charitable donations.  Here is the IRS rule:

  • 501(c)(19)
  • A separately created category for veterans’ organizations is the 501(c)(19) classification. Generally, contributions to 501(c)(19) organizations are deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes if at least 90% of the members are war veterans. (Those veterans’ organizations that still have a 501(c)(4) ruling are also eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations.)

100% of our members are war veterans (served in the U.S. Armed Forces during a designated period of military conflict).

All donations to our post are acknowledged with a letter stating the amount received and fair market value of any item received as part of the donation.

To better understand the difference between Tax Exempt and Tax Deductible, see IRS Publication 3386

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *