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The 4-H movement supports young people from elementary school through high school with programs designed to shape future leaders and innovators. Your gift helps youth grow.

With Illinois Campaign

With Illinois is the most ambitious campaign in the history of the University of Illinois. As a program of Illinois Extension, Illinois 4-H has identified opportunities for private support that will transform and sustain 4-H programs for youth throughout the state of Illinois. Visit the ACES Office of Advancement website and select “Extension and 4-H” to learn about these funding priorities and stand With Illinois 4-H.

Your $20 gift

Every $20 gift enables a 4-H youth to enroll in their Illinois 4-H club program for one year. Over 24.500 youth belong to 4-H clubs and an additional 175,000 youth participate in 4-H programs. 4-H clubs and programs engage youth in a sustained learning experience that provides the opportunity for youth to feel a sense of belonging, develop independence, practice generosity, and experience mastery.

Your $150 gift

Every $150 gift scholarships an Illinois youth to 4-H camp. Over 2,300 youth attend overnight camp each year. At camp, youth meet new friends, gain higher levels of self esteem from acomplishments, and learn an appreciation for nature.

Your $250 gift

Every $250 gift provides a 4-H Special Interest (SPIN) Club with an equipment grant. Imagine 4-Hers competing in a robotics competition thanks to a TETRIX kit purchased for their club. Future designers creating runway fashions using a sewing machine owned by their 4-H club. Avid outdoors enthusiasts, taking aim with air rifles available at their 4-H Shooting Sports Club meeting. Give a 4-H club the equipment they need to learn together.

Your $500 gift

Every $500 gift ensures that a talented 4-Her who is already the best-of-the-best in Illinois 4-H, can advance their talents in leadership, livestock judging, skillathons, or robotics to the next level. A national 4-H experience is life-changing for youth.

Your $1,000 gift

Every $1,000 gift provides 4-H staff in a University of Illinois Extension Unit with additional funds for innovative programming. Have you read about youth in your community starting a leadership program, attending a tech fest, learning about science careers at your local hospital, attending a real world simulation? 4-H is a leader in non-formal education. Influencing the lives of youth can change your community.

Your $2,000 gift

Every $2,000 gift makes YOU a Project Partner, with opportunities to put your name or company logo next to the 4-leaf clover. Special state-wide events are sponsored by Project Partners. 4-H members reaching the height of their project experience, receives stipends for being project ambassadors and sharing their expertise with younger members and their community.


How strong is your 4-H family spirit?

The Illinois 4-H Foundation welcomes nominations for the 2017 4-H Family Spirit Award. The Illinois 4-H Family Spirit Award recognizes a family with at least three generations and at least 15 different family members (including in-laws) that have either been 4-H members, leaders, or volunteers with at least 100 cumulative years of 4-H membership or volunteerism represented within the family. Selection is based on the total number of family members with 4-H connections, the total number of years of 4-H involvement, the diversity of experiences and recognitions earned by the 4-H members, and the collective impact that family members have made as advocates of their county and state 4-H programs. APPLY HERENominations are due May 1.