Who We Are

chop3“California is home to over two million veterans, the most in any state.  The California American Legion Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Foundation, (CALVAR) is a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to assist our disabled veterans in need.  Be it the aging WWII Veterans and their spouses that are in dire need of aid and attendance benefits, including home healthcare.  Or, Korean War Veterans struggling with major hearing loss from excessive noise exposure of war and in need of hearing aids.  Maybe, Vietnam Veterans still battling Agent Orange exposure symptoms, such as heart disease, diabetes, myeloma, leukemia and lymphoma and in need of disability and healthcare benefits.  Or, be it Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans who are coping with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.  

CALVAR raises badly needed funding to support the efforts of California’s American Legion Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation (VA&R) Division made up of dedicated Veteran Service Officers and valuable resources provided to help all veterans gain access to the care they need to improve their living conditions.  

chopperCALVAR knows that the quality of life of our veterans is important and that the path to get their is with the expertise of American Legion veteran services.  Since founded in 1919, The American Legion, has been caring for veterans and their families by providing vital services to those in need.  As the world’s largest war time veteran service organization chartered by the United States Congress, The American Legion remains dedicated to the cause of service to all veterans.  The American Legion receives no government funding or any other subsidy.  With offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and Oakland, California’s Team of Veteran Services Officers are there to help. CALVAR is devoted to help them get the funding, tools and resources they need to succeed.  CALVAR (26-4221846) is a trusted non-profit organization with 100% of the funds raised going directly to the support of veterans.”

View the “Services Page” to locate the
American Legion Service Officers for California
who can help you with your Veteran’s Benefit Claims