Founded in 1958, the Nebraska 4-H Foundation solicits and receives contributions on behalf of Nebraska 4-H in order to enhance the Nebraska 4-H Youth Development Program.

With private support from individuals, businesses and organizations, the Nebraska 4-H Foundation is able to fund new 4-H programs and improve existing programs at the county, district and state levels. Annual program grants are awarded by the Foundation to support innovative programs, meet emerging, local needs or pilot new efforts.

The Foundation uses all contributions to benefit the educational efforts of the Nebraska 4-H Youth Development Program. Gifts to the 4-H program support specific program areas, teen and adult leadership education, volunteer programs, member recognition, project clinics, camps, counselor training, teen leader clubs, livestock and non livestock events and much more.

Financial support for 4-H is provided by federal, state, and county governments. However, public funds cannot fully support 4-H program needs, nor can they be used for 4-H awards, incentives, recognition and volunteer development. The support of donors throughout Nebraska and beyond is vital to our success.