Michigan 4-H Foundation offers local 4-H programs mini-grants up to $1,000

Grant and award opportunities of up to $1,000 are available from the Michigan 4-H Foundation to support local 4-H clubs and county programs for the 2024-2025 program year.

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The Michigan 4-H Foundation has announced grant and award opportunities of up to $1,000 to support local 4-H clubs and county programs for the 2024-2025 program year. 4-H volunteer leaders, members and staff are encouraged to apply for these competitive funds. All grant and award applications are due June 1, 2024.

“Thanks to the generous support of our 4-H donors, we are pleased to be able to offer 4-H clubs and county 4-H programs an opportunity to secure funding for their unique, local programs,” said Abbey Miller, director of the Michigan 4-H Foundation. “Our board of trustees is excited to see the programs and individuals that will be submitted for consideration for these opportunities.”

The following funding opportunities open April 1 for the 2024-2025 program year:

  • Michigan 4-H Legacy Grants – Two $1,000 grants available
    Supports development of a new program or initiative, or effort to strengthen, enhance or expand a current program that’s making a difference. Funded by the Michigan 4-H Legacy Fund Endowment.
  • 4-H On-Target Grants – Two $500 grants available
    Supports 4-H shooting sports programs to enhance existing programs, develop a new program or offer a special experience related to 4-H shooting sports. Funded with support from the Thomas H. Cobb 4-H Shooting Sports Endowment Fund.
  • The Collins 4-H Youth Horticulture Grant – One $500 grant available
    This grant opportunity is for 4-H youth clubs only to advance club work in plant science and horticulture activities locally. This grant is made possible by the William J. and Ruth D. Collins Endowment Fund to advance 4-H youth horticulture and gardening programs.
  • 4-H Educational Garden Grants – Two $1,000 grants available
    Supports the creation of local 4-H educational gardens in Michigan. Funded by the Albert A. Albright Endowment for support of 4-H plant science and gardening education.
  • Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Award – Three $1,000 awards available
    This award recognizes the outstanding agricultural 4-H volunteers that have exhibited excellence in 4-H youth education and leadership development in the areas of 4-H beef cattle; dairy cattle; goats; horses; horticulture, crops and soils; poultry; rabbits; sheep; swine; and veterinary science. Honorees designate a $1,000 grant to a 4-H agricultural program of their choice and are recognized by both Michigan 4-H and by Michigan Farm Bureau. Funded by the Michigan Farm Bureau 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Endowment Fund.

Additional details and the application for these opportunities are online at https://mi4hfdtn.org/grants or contact the Michigan 4-H Foundation for more information at 517-353-6692.

The Michigan 4-H Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports the mission and vision of Michigan State University (MSU) Extension 4-H Youth Development statewide. 

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