Make the Match County 4-H Endowment

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County 4-H Endowment Match Campaign

From 2013-2018, 31 Michigan county 4-H programs participated in the Michigan 4-H Foundation’s county 4-H endowment match campaign to raise perpetual support for local 4-H programs by establishing and growing county 4-H endowments. The Make the Match County 4-H Endowment Campaign was a portion of the Michigan 4-H Foundation’s capital campaign which ended Dec. 31, 2018.

During the campaign period, the Michigan 4-H community including clubs, parents, volunteers, alumni and donors collectively came together to show their strong support of 4-H today and to sustain funding for the program well into the future through endowments.

The Make the Match campaign officially launched July 1, 2013, with the benefit of an endowment match pool contributed by gifts from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation and individual leadership donors.

Thirty-one counties set goals to raise a minimum of $10,000 locally to establish county 4-H endowment funds, which if successful, qualified the county 4-H program to receive a 1:1 match from the Michigan 4-H Foundation of every dollar raised up to $50,000 per fund, on a first-come, first-served basis while match funds were available. In order to qualify for matching funds, at least 50 percent of the donations to a fund must have been made bym individuals and 4-H clubs.

While the match portion of the campaign has ended, gifts are still welcome to help grow county 4-H endowments. Additional gifts may be made at:


Participating counties are:

Scroll over the map to see the campaign progress as of 12/28/18 for each county.

Map Key:

Blue = participating counties
Turquoise = county has met their goal
Orange = county has met the maximum match of $50,000

County 4-H Endowment Campaign Information

To learn more about the Make the Match Campaign, contact your 4-H staff at your county MSU Extension office or the Michigan 4-H Foundation at (517) 353-6692 or email