The Iowa 4-H Foundation provides funds for many of the opportunities – the events, programs and activities – that allow young people to experience the benefits of 4-H. These opportunities help young people enhance their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills – tools that will give them a competitive edge in their future endeavors.
The 4-H Foundation also provides funds for the financial help that 4-H’ers need in order to participate in many of these opportunities. These funds range from partial funding to attend a 4-H camp or a full-tuition college scholarship. Here are the funding opportunities available to Iowa’s 4-H youth and clubs.
Iowa 4-H Program Enrollment Fee
The Iowa 4-H Foundation provides funds for youth who need financial assistance to pay the member fee for club and individual participation in the Iowa 4-H Youth program. These funds are intended to provide an opportunity for youth who otherwise would be financially unable to register as club or individual members in 4-H.
Iowa 4-H Event or Activity
The Iowa 4-H Foundation has approved funds for use by youth who need financial assistance to participate in an Iowa 4-H event or activity This includes county and regional camps and State 4-H Youth Conference. It does not include Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) or other out-of-state trips. These funds are intended to provide an opportunity for youth who otherwise would be financially unable to participate in the 4-H event/activity.
Are you an Iowa 4-H'er planning to attend college? Consider applying for an Iowa 4-H Scholarship, funded by donors through the Iowa 4-H Foundation.
Designed to encourage Iowa 4-H members to continue their education beyond high school, our scholarship program offers more than 90 scholarships totaling over $100,000 in financial aid for Iowa youth. Scholarships range in value from $500 to $10,000. There are even scholarships for current college students and students in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Learn more about scholarships available through the Iowa 4-H Foundation.
Pioneer Seed Grants
Pioneer Seed Grants are a great way to help youth experience 4-H in their local communities, providing “seed money” to help Iowa 4-H’ers make their communities better places to live and work. The number of grant opportunities varies each year.
Learn more about grants available through the Iowa 4-H Foundation.