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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.

Your $20 gift

Every $20 gift enables a 4-H youth to enroll in their Illinois 4-H club program for one year. Over 26,600 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.


Your Dollar Makes a Difference

Tractor Supply Co. is once again helping 4-H by allowing patrons to donate to 4-H at their stores April 26 through May 7. 


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.