About Friends of 4-H
Friends of 4-H is today's 4-H Endowment charitable organization.
It supports the Idaho 4-H program so it can reach more young people, offer new programs and help youth already in 4-H reach their greatest potential.
How Does It Help Idaho 4-H?
Idaho Friends of 4-H allows individuals, groups and businesses to show their support for the Idaho 4-H program.
As a contributor to Friends of 4-H, you support Idaho’s kids and help make the best better. You join thousands of donors to support the state's largest youth serving organization and touch the lives of more than 60,000 young people across Idaho each year.
How Are Donations Used?
Contributions support and enhance 4-H programs throughout Idaho by funding 4-H events, educational resources, college scholarships, youth leadership training and volunteer training.
Contributors may designate gifts for
- Specific county 4-H programs
- Scholarships for higher education or youth or adult leadership activities
- 4-H Afterschool
- 4-H STEM
- 4-H STAC (State Teen Association Convention)
- 4-H Know Your Government Conference
- The 4-H Endowment
- Other programs
Funding priorities are set each year by a committee of dedicated volunteers, 4-H Teens, faculty and staff through recommendations to the State 4-H Program Director.
Join the Board
This is a fund-raising board with the expectation that board members either make substantial donations or secure funding through their contacts and with other individuals. Email Jim Lindstrom, State 4-H Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining the board of Friends of 4-H or in nominating someone to the board. Board members serve on a three-year rotation and may serve for an additional term.