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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio State University Extension


Foundation Grant Programs


The Ohio 4-H Foundation Grants Program provides 4-H professionals with much-needed support in building the capacity for positive youth development programming, and to train and recognize volunteers that are so essential to delivering those programs. In most cases, the Foundation is a partner, rather than the sole source of funds. Investments are made where the strategic use of resources is most in evidence and where the largest number of 4-H youth can be reached with the most meaningful and sustainable impact.

2024 Impact Report

Impact reports are due within 60 days of completion of the project or by December 15, 2024. Submit impact reports using the Qualtrics link below.

To assist your submission of the Impact Report, please see the resources below:

2025 Grant Proposals

2025 Grant Aplication will open September 1, 2024.

To prepare for your application submission, please refer to the 2024 resources below:

2024 4-H Priorities: Although the Ohio 4-H Foundation is open to all requests each year, specific Ohio 4-H priorities will be chosen annually. For the 2024 grant cycle, the following categories will be given priority: growing 4-H across Ohio, career awareness and workforce preparation, retention of current volunteers and older teens, and recruitment of 1st generation 4-H'ers and 4-H alumni as volunteers. 

Thank you to our generous donors who have made the following grant endowments possible!
4-H Foundation Endowment

Sam Cashman Family 4-H Endowment

Bea Cleveland Ohio 4-H Endowment

Lewis/Barnhart/Jenkins 4-H Endowment

Nationwide 4-H Volunteer Development Fund

Sauder 4-H Career Development Endowment Fund

Richard B. & Nancy E. Stahl Family 4-H Endowment

Ulrich 4-H Fund

Wadlington Memorial 4-H Endowment