Fifty-five million kids face economic, health and education gaps in America simply due to pre-determined factors—their zip code, ethnicity, skin color or income—hindering them from having equal access to opportunities to reach their full potential.
When you invest in 4‑H, you help us eliminate the opportunity gap by addressing critical challenges around broadband access, environmental equity, food insecurity, and physical and mental well-being, by increasing access to positive adult relationships, skill-building and leadership opportunities that give kids a sense of belonging and spark their potential.
Become a supporter today and leverage our assets to help drive change for:
- 6,000,000 young people participating in 4‑H programs.
- 4‑H’s digital reach of nearly 1,000,000 youth, families, volunteers and educators.
- A network of over 3,500 educators and 500,000 volunteers.
- A passionate base of 25 million 4‑H alumni.
- Visibility and thought leadership at the national level, as well as hyper-local impact in communities that matter most to our supporters.
- Research-backed programs and infrastructure in every county and parish in America.
- A unique national evaluation system to measure program impact.
- Workforce development and career readiness through hands-on doing and mentorship.
To find out how you can team up with 4‑H or learn more about institutional giving opportunities, contact us below for a quick response or reach out to Heather Elliott, VP Development, at 301-792-1023.
Driving Impact Together
For more than 100 years, 4‑H has shown that the more access kids have to Positive Youth Development, the more they harness their talents, skills and potential to thrive in life. Powered by America’s leading land-grant universities, 4‑H is equipped to help eliminate the opportunity gap through its national reach and scale, its programming and positive youth-adult relationships—meeting young people anywhere, anytime.
Agriculture & Environmental Equity
4‑H agriculture programs are building the diverse workforce of tomorrow ready to lead in ag-business while also ensuring environmental protection for generations to come. From precision agriculture to the traditional livestock, 4‑H is providing hands-on learning to grow the next generation of ag leaders.
4‑H workforce initiatives engage youth in project areas like computer science and computational thinking, engineering, financial literacy and Tech Changemakers to close the digital divide. 4‑H’ers learn how to build a career pathway and the skills needed to succeed.
Health & Wellbeing
4 H healthy living programs help youth learn how to lead lives that balance physical, mental and emotional health building well-rounded kids that champion wellness for their friends, families, and communities.
4 H civic engagement programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world. Youth learn about civic affairs, build decision-making skills, and develop a sense of understanding and confidence in relating and connecting to other people.
Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Diversity Equity & Inclusion is a critical component of all 4‑H programming. Through the True Leaders in Equity platform, youth across the country are empowered to lead local projects to drive change for themselves, their peers and their community to create greater opportunity for all.
Cause Marketing Opportunities
For more than 100 years, 4‑H has been empowering young people to speak through action. And today, we are still inspiring kids to do well, do good, do over, do amazing, do STEM, do healthy, do differently and do you.
With a stellar brand reputation, indisputable trust and widespread reach, 4‑H has the ability to help organizations impact 4‑Hers anywhere in the country. Through proven programs, we can create unique pathways to visibility, traffic, loyalty for organizations and help prepare a generation of youth to succeed.
Create Brand Awareness
Teaming up with 4‑H is a proven, effective way for supporters to create awareness about their investment in youth and invite their stakeholders to join them in supporting 4‑H. Our cause marketing campaigns include point-of-sale campaigns to social media efforts and more.
Tractor Supply Company and JOANN Fabrics participated in 4‑H’s Clover Campaign, with the majority of funds remaining in the local communities.
- Tractor Supply Company generates almost $2 million annually through a 12-day Clover Campaign.
- JOANN Fabrics raised almost $250,000 in its annual campaign, creating over 55,000 loyalty card members.
Reach New Audiences
Working with 4‑H can help brands reach new audiences. Here are a few examples of highly engaging 4‑H digital campaigns that allowed organizations to extend their reach.
This simple yet powerful initiative leverages social media to give a “SHOUT-OUT” to kids who take responsibility in their lives and communities and have the courage to try something new. Through sponsorship, supporters can encourage adults to recognize the young leaders in their lives.
Land O’Lakes and World Milk Day
To celebrate World Milk Day and spotlight our great dairy farmers, 4‑H featured photos and tributes to Land O’Lakes women in dairy farming on social media. For every like, comment or share, the Land O’Lakes Foundation donated $1 to 4‑H, up to $20,000. The effort reached the $20,000 goal and received over 20,000 social media engagements.