Michigan 4-H Foundation re-opens mini-grants and awards for applications

The Michigan 4-H Foundation has re-opened the grant application period from Aug. 9 to Sept. 9, 2021 for several mini-grant opportunities up to $1,000 to support local 4-H projects for the 2021-2022 program year.

Annually the Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees approves grants to support Michigan 4-H program across the state. Typically, the foundation’s grant application period is from April 1 to June 1 of each year. Several grant applications were received and awarded monies for the 2021-22 4-H program year. However, funds are still available for this program year.

The Michigan 4-H Foundation has re-opened the grant application period from Aug. 9 to Sept. 9, 2021 for the following grant opportunities:

  1. Michigan 4-H Legacy Grants – 2 grants available for $1,000 each
    Supports development of a new program or initiative or to strengthen, enhance or expand a current program that is making a difference. Funded by the Michigan 4-H Legacy Fund Endowment.
  2. 4-H On-Target Grants – 1 grant available for $500
    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.
  3. 4-H Educational Garden Grants – 1 grant available for $1,000
    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.

  4. Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Award – 3 awards available for $1,000 each
    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.

This application process is to use funds at the Michigan 4-H Foundation that must be spent before June 30, 2022. Please apply online for these mini-grants and awards by 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2021.


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 not-for-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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