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Oregon 4-H Foundation Grant Program
The Oregon 4-H Foundation accepts proposals and contributions for four types of grants.
Grants can be made to 4-H clubs, counties and 4-H state faculty and staff. Grants are used to encourage members, leaders and faculty to try new and innovative projects to serve youth. Grants up to $2,000 are awarded, funds for these grants are provided through endowment earnings and unrestricted gifts.
Examples of Innovative Grants awarded include:
Crook County After The Bell
A collaborative, community-based, academic after school program, which connects younger 4-H members with high school and adult mentors, to improve academic achievement in a safe, academic and enriching environment.
Hood River County 4-H Afterschool Cooking Project
Provide a safe enrivonment for youth to enhance nutrition education, develop basic cooking skills, develop interpersonal skills and increase self awareness while creating a portfolio of healthy snacks.
4-H Regional Leadership Grants
Grants are made to support regional 4-H leadership retreats for intermediate and older 4-H members. Funding is provided through gifts from Gene and Gena Fisher, and unrestricted funds.
Examples of 4-H Regional Leadership Grants include:
The Eastern Oregon 4-H Leadership Retreat involve youth from 7 counties. The retreat is planned, organized, and workshops are taught by older 4-H members.
High Desert Leadership Retreat. The retreat is open to young people from Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, and Wheeler counties and Warm Springs Reservation, grades 7-12. It is designed to develop leadership skills and to promote community service.
4-H Community Pride Grants
Grants are made to 4-H clubs or county 4-H programs to improve and beautify communities in Oregon.
Examples of 4-H Community Pride Grants include:
Tia's Tie Blankies, Yamhill County. Youth will construct tie blankets to be delivered to Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland.
Application form for the above grants is available here. For more information on grants, contact your county 4-H agent or faculty member.
4-H Foundation Grant Application (word)
Jackson 4-H Camp Scholarship Grants
Grants are made to support the cost of additional young people participating in 4-H resident camping programs offered at the Oregon 4-H Center. Camps eligible to receive funds must be at least three days and two nights in duration and must be conducted by faculty or staff of the Oregon 4-H Youth Development Programs.
Applications are available here.
Jackson Camp Scholarship Grant Application (word)
Grant proposals require approval by a 4-H county or state faculty member, as well as the Regional Administrator. Deadline for proposals at the Oregon 4-H Foundation office are January 15, May 15, and September 15. They will be reviewed, funding decisions made, and payments authorized at the 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meetings.
All grants are awarded for a one-year period. The 4-H Foundation requires a final report on all grants.
4-H Statewide Scholarships
The Oregon 4-H Foundation has endowments and annual gifts to award twelve 4-H scholarships per year, with awards ranging from $500 to $3,000.
Decisions on awarding scholarships are made by the Oregon 4-H Recognition Committee. Roberta Lundeberg, 4-H State Specialist, provides leadership for the Committee. Many of the scholarships are available to 4-H members who will be attending Oregon State University.
For information about scholarships available and how to apply, visit the Oregon 4-H website.