You can give gifts to support Indiana 4‑H Youth Development through the Indiana 4‑H Foundation or 4‑H Resource Development. No matter which entity you give to, your money is used to support Indiana 4‑H.
The Indiana 4‑H Foundation is a independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to raise resource for Indiana 4‑H.
4‑H Resource Development also supports Indiana 4‑H, but it is facilitated by Purdue University. Donating to 4‑H Resource Development enables you to take advantage of the same tax advantages as donating to Purdue. Contributions to the Purdue Foundation are deductible as charitable contributions within the limits of the Internal Revenue code (100% deductible at the Federal level). Indiana taxpayers may take a tax credit of half of their gift to Purdue.
For a joint return, the maximum credit is $200 (based on a gift of $400 or more), and for a single return, the maximum credit is $100 (for a gift of $200 or more). The tax credit directly reduces the bottom line of your state income tax by reducing the amount you owe in taxes. All it takes is your gift to Purdue and one simple form, the Indiana CC-40. You can ensure that your gift to Purdue is restricted to 4‑H by writing “4‑H Gift Account #014862” in the memo line.
If you have further questions, contact the Executive Director of the Indiana 4‑H Foundation who also serves as Purdue Extension 4‑H Resource Development Officer.