We Make More Happen.

Illinois 4-H prepares youth to solve Illinois' problems by producing the leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, stewards, and builders the world needs!

The Illinois 4-H Foundation and its donors believe that more youth should have the benefit of a 4-H experience. We believe more youth of all backgrounds should have access to every learning pathway 4-H offers. We believe more youth, from farms and rural communities to cities and suburbs, should have experiences geared toward their community's culture. We believe 4-H volunteers should have more resources to use.

We believe 4-H changes lives. We exist to make more of the good stuff happen for Illinois youth. You can help us make a difference by donating through the Illinois 4-H foundation.

  • Provide enrollment support for one 4-H youth for the year
  • Match the value of one volunteer hour
  • Support a 4-H project workshop for youth in a county to develop and practice new skills
  • Sponsor a scholarship for youth to attend state and national 4-H programs

Learn more about other popular ways to give including:

  • Securities
  • Real estate and personal property
  • Farmland
  • IRA charitable gifts

You can help us reach more.

If you are a former 4-H member looking to give back, a volunteer or parent who recognizes the value of positive youth experiences, a business or organization looking to invest in future employees, or an individual seeking an opportunity to make an impact with your estate plans, reach out to our staff to learn more about private support of Illinois 4-H.

Our office works with donors to maximize the impact their support makes on 4-H. We would be pleased to partner with you. 

Our Affiliation to University of Illinois.

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.