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About 4-H Endowments

Making a Long-Term Investment in 4-H Youth

The Michigan 4-H Foundation offers donors gift options designed to sustain Michigan 4-H Youth Development programs at both county and state levels. Endowments for 4-H county or state programs provide a dependable and perpetual source of funding that, when combined with other public and private annual 4-H funding sources, assures that 4-H learning opportunities can always be available for Michigan’s young people.

An endowment is a fund that is held permanently. The corpus of the fund is invested and held intact, and the earning from the fund are used to support 4-H programs.

Michigan 4-H Foundation Endowment Basics:
  • Minimum investment: $10,000
  • Program impact investment: $25,000 or above
  • 4-H post-secondary scholarship endowments: $30,000 minimum investment
  • Endowments can be named in memory of or in tribute to individuals.
  • Endowments created during a life-time can see 4-H program impact grow significantly with the addition of a planned or estate gift.
  • All endowments are created through agreements negotiated with the donor.
  • All endowments are managed according to the guidelines set by the Michigan 4-H Foundation’s revenue and spending policy.
  • All named endowed funds are permanently recognized in the foundation’s annual report.
  • Endowment gifts exceeding $25,000 can qualify a donor for Cornerstone Society recognition (permanent recognition at Kettunen Center).
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For more information about endowments, contact:

Executive Director, Michigan 4-H Foundation
Phone: (517) 353-6692
E-mail: info@mi4hfdtn.org