What your gifts support
Your gift will make an impact. Join us in our effort to keep 4-H strong throughout Minnesota.Some of our top priorities include:
Unrestricted gifts help fund opportunities that come up unexpectedly, reward 4-H members that earn trips to state and national events and meet the most pressing needs of Minnesota 4-H.
Scholarship & Award Endowments
The 4-H Foundation holds nearly 30 endowment funds that support scholarships for college-bound 4-H’ers, or that fund awards and programming in communities across the state. Give to an existing endowment, or start a new fund. Highlights of what these endowments support include:
Helping Hands Grants: We fund local programs and projects that young people want, and that require youth and adults to work together. Most grants are awarded to 4-H clubs and county programs for $200 to $2,000.
Opportunity Grants: We fund one-time exceptional new programming ideas, professional development programs for 4-H volunteers/staff, or activities that reach out to new and diverse youth.
Science of Agriculture
For more than 100 years, Minnesota 4-H has educated youth about agriculture. Now we’re pioneering exciting new programs to keep our agriculture education efforts vital and relevant. Learn more here.
Science, Engineering and Technology
Minnesota 4-H State Arts-In is a 22-day experience for Minnesota 4-H’ers. Arts-In youth perform over 40 shows to 12,000 audience members at the State Fair. Youth learn about performing arts: singing, dancing, acting, instrumental accompaniment, costume design, set construction and technical work.
Citizenship & Leadership
4-H helps youth explore what it means to be an active citizen and leader in their community. Gifts support the popular BLU and YELLO youth leadership conferences as well as the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador Program.
County 4-H Endowments
Over half of Minnesota’s 87 counties have county endowments that support local 4-H programs. Decisions on how to utilize county endowment proceeds are made at the local level, so giving to a county endowment directly supports the 4-H program in your local community.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
If you have a relative or friend whose life has been touched by 4-H, consider making a gift in honor of that person to the program they loved most.