Michigan 4-H Foundation mini-grant recipients announced

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For the 2022-23 program year, the Michigan 4-H Foundation awarded 4-H mini-grants totaling just under $8,000.

4-H volunteer with a group of 4-H'ers doing community service.

Each year, the Michigan 4-H Foundation offers competitive grant funds to encourage the development of innovative 4-H opportunities in local communities. For the 2022-23 program year, 4-H mini-grants totaling just under $8,000 were awarded in the following grant categories.

Four Michigan 4-H Legacy Grants, funded by the Michigan 4-H Legacy Fund endowment, encourage creativity and support the implementation of great ideas that promote positive youth development in communities.

  • 4-H Engineering Club, Chippewa County
  • 4-H Sensory Kits, District 13/statewide
  • 4-H Embryology In-School Program, Newaygo County
  • Lapeer County Embryology Program, Lapeer County

Two 4-H Educational Garden Grants were funded by the Albert A. Albright Endowment for 4-H Plant Science and Gardening Education.

  • Pathfinder School 4-H Garden Project, Leelanau County
  • Long Lake Elementary Garden Team, Grand Traverse County

One Collins 4-H Youth Horticulture Grant was funded by the William J. and Ruth D. Collins Endowment Fund to advance local 4-H club work in plant science and horticulture activities.

  • Imlay City Spartan Garden, Lapeer County

Four 4-H On-Target Grants were funded by the Thomas H. Cobb Shooting Sports Fund and the Hal and Jean Glassen Endowment to help enhance 4-H shooting sports programs.

  • 4-H Archery Program, Saginaw County
  • Shooting Sports cabinet, Lenawee County
  • Straight Shooters 4-H Club Archery expansion, Berrien County
  • Broadhead Bandits equipment purchases, Tuscola County

The Michigan 4-H Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that supports Michigan 4-H Youth Development. For more information about the Michigan 4-H Foundation, visit mi4hfdtn.org. Michigan 4-H Youth Development is the youth-serving program of Michigan State University Extension. Learn more about the Michigan 4-H Foundation mini-grants at: https://mi4hfdtn.org/grants.