County 4-H Program Endowments
Support in Perpetuity
Making a Long-Term Investment in 4‑H Youth
County 4‑H Designated Gift Program
The Indiana 4‑H Foundation routinely accepts and administers charitable contributions designated by the donor for support of a specific Indiana county 4‑H program. The benefits of foundation management of county designated gifts include donor recognition and stewardship opportunities, state and federal tax benefits, financial accountability and record keeping.
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.
Donate to a County Endowment
To donate to a specific county 4‑H program on the gift form, select “Other” in the drop down menu and specify the county name in the box.
General County 4‑H Endowments
An endowment gift of $25,000 will provide funding for a $1,000 per year scholarship. There is a $25,000 minimum* to establish an endowment with the Foundation. Endowments can be restricted to a county or multiple counties. The ultimate goal is to ensure endowments are broad enough to include programs or scholarships for the future, so it will be awarded in perpetuity.
*Endowments can be completed as cash gifts over five years or established as a part of a planned gift.