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Since 1954, the Illinois 4-H Foundation has raised funds from individuals, corporations and organizations to supplement state and county 4-H programs.

We work with:

  • Former 4-H members frequently want to "give back" to the organization that gave them high impact experiences as a young person and helped shape them into who they are today.
  • Current and former 4-H leaders, volunteers, and parents support 4-H each year because they have personal experiences of seeing the positive youth development that 4-H provides. It is always rewarding to hear personal testimonies of how 4-H programs have provided a positive impact to young people, to families, and to communities.
  • Corporations, businesses, trade associations, and professional organizations support 4-H because they know they are investing in a program that produces young people who are better prepared to be effective leaders, contributing citizens, and value-added employees, and team members.

Our office works with all of our donors to maximize the impact their support makes on 4-H.

The 4-H Foundation is part of the Office of Advancement in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. The University of Illinois Foundation processes all gifts to the Illinois 4-H Foundation and manages all our endowed funds.