4-H CLUBS & AFFILIATED 4-H ORGANIZATIONS

Funding Opportunities for Iowa's Youth

aka Iowa 4-H Foundation   |   Ames, IA   |  www.iowa4hfoundation.org

Mission

The Iowa 4-H Foundation provides financial resources for youth development through 4-H. The 4-H Foundation also provides funds for overall support of the 4-H Youth Development Program by recognizing 4-H volunteer leaders and helping counties build endowments to fund their local 4-H programs.

Ruling year info

1951

Executive Director

Ms. Emily Saveraid

Main address

Extension 4-H Youth Bldg 1259 Stange Rd

Ames, IA 50011-1002 USA

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EIN

42-6061606

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

Community Service Clubs (Kiwanis, Lions, Jaycees, etc.) (S80)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Iowa 4-H strives to meet the basic needs of youth: belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity necessary for those young people be be successful and productive members of their communities. Youth-driven 4-H experiences provide youth access to safe learning environments; challenging experiences that build skills, competencies, and resiliency to address life’s challenges and to actively contribute to society; and partnerships with caring adults to help meet youths’ basic needs. 4-H staff and volunteers intentionally address youths’ basic needs by integrating eight essential elements within 4-H youth development experiences: caring adults, safe environments, mastery, service, self-determination, inclusiveness, futuristic, and engagement.

Our programs

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4-H Scholarships

College scholarships awarded to Iowa 4-H members who have demonstrated academic success and community leadership.

Population(s) Served

The Iowa 4-H Foundation offers Iowa counties the opportunity to invest in an endowment fund to benefit county 4-H programs.

Population(s) Served

We provide direct support to the State 4-H Program to fund recognition opportunities for youth, new curriculum and program development.

Population(s) Served

To ensure that cost is never a factor for youth to participate in the 4-H Program, the Iowa 4-H Foundation provides program development fee assistance, camp travel assistance and scholarships for state, local and national 4-H opportunities.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program provides opportunities for youth to develop skills that they can use now and throughout their lives. Iowa 4-H builds upon a century of experience as it fosters positive youth development that is based on the needs and strengths of youth, their families, and communities.

Iowa 4-H follows the principles of experiential learning and draws on the knowledge base of Iowa State University and other institutions of higher education in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. The Iowa 4-H Program's vision and mission statements clearly view youth as partners working with caring adults, and as full participants in planning and working for individual and community change.

The Iowa 4-H Foundation provides funds to make these opportunities possible.

Funding from the Iowa 4-H Foundation allows for the development of new programs and training for caring adult volunteers.

4-H learning experiences are based on the principles and practices of positive youth development. Positive youth development views young people as vital resources with assets and potentials to be developed.

4-H youth programs provide opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use throughout their life. Iowa 4-H builds upon a century of experience as it fosters positive youth development that is based on the needs and strengths of youth, their families, and communities.

The Iowa 4-H Program’s priorities:

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
Healthy Living
Leadership and Civic Engagement
Communication and the Arts

These priorities align with Iowa State University, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, 4-H National Headquarters, and statewide initiatives.

The program priorities are cross-disciplinary. It is important to ensure all Iowa 4-H delivery modes (afterschool programs, camps, events, clubs, schools) are moving youth and their parents toward sustainable learning communities, usually referred to as 4-H Clubs. Iowa considers 4-H Clubs/Learning Communities as its deepest and most sustainable level of intervention.

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has an experienced and dedicated staff who work to ensure that we are able to fulfill our mission to provide financial support of the Iowa 4-H program which follows the principles of experiential learning and draws on the knowledge base of Iowa State University and other institutions of higher education in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture.

The Positive Development of Youth: Comprehensive Findings from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, a longitudinal study performed by Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University found that 4-H'ers are:

• nearly 4x more likely to make contributions to their communities
• about 2x more likely to be civically active
• nearly 2x more likely to participate in science programs during out-of-school time
• 2x more likely (Grade 10) and nearly 3x more likely (Grade 12) to take part in science programs compared to girls in other out-of- school time activities
• nearly 2x more likely to make healthier choices

Financials

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4-H CLUBS & AFFILIATED 4-H ORGANIZATIONS

Board of directors
as of 1/22/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Vicki Heiller

Jeff Anderson

David Bolte

Natalie Bretey

John Chism

Hope Cramm

Stephanie Erpelding

Bethany Gorsch

Sandy Greiner

Vicki Heiller

David Huser

Curt Lang

John Lawrence

Eric Marzen

Don McDowell

Julie McGonegle

Jeff Murphy

Debra Nistler

Chuck Paulsen

Cozette Rosburg

Tom Venner