Nebraska 4-H Foundation Parent

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aka Nebraska 4-H Foundation   |   Lincoln, NE   |
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Nebraska 4-H Foundation

EIN: 47-0469703


It is the mission of the Nebraska 4-H Foundation to seek and manage contributions that will best meet the needs and advance the interests of Nebraska 4-H Club work and maintain 4-H camps and centers for instructive and recreational purposes.

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Executive Director

Mr. Stuart Shepherd

Main address

PO Box 4500

Lincoln, NE 68504 USA

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Subject area info

Agriculture for youth

Population served info

Children and youth

NTEE code info

Agricultural, Youth Development (O52)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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und new 4-H programs and improve existing programs at the county, district and state levels. Annual program grants are awarded by the Foundation to support innovative programs, meet emerging, local needs or pilot new efforts.

The Foundation uses all contributions to benefit the educational efforts of the Nebraska 4-H Youth Development Program. Gifts to the 4-H program support specific program areas, teen and adult leadership education, volunteer programs, member recognition, project clinics, camps, counselor training, teen leader clubs, livestock and non livestock events and much more.

The Foundation provides 4-H awards, incentives, recognition and volunteer development. The support of donors throughout Nebraska and beyond is vital to our success.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work


Nebraska 4-H Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13.88 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Nebraska 4-H Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Nebraska 4-H Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Nebraska 4-H Foundation

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Nebraska 4-H Foundation’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$275,125 $56,325 -$529,085 $272,506 $1,481,981
As % of expenses -39.5% 7.5% -79.0% 26.1% 135.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$345,237 -$13,786 -$590,600 $236,570 $1,453,120
As % of expenses -45.1% -1.7% -80.8% 21.9% 129.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $552,871 $856,547 $224,330 $1,171,806 $2,849,943
Total revenue, % change over prior year -4.6% 54.9% -73.8% 422.4% 143.2%
Program services revenue 30.2% 47.9% 139.9% 44.1% 15.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 17.5% 8.8% 32.1% 7.3% 2.4%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 52.2% 41.1% 150.5% 46.5% 17.8%
Other revenue 0.2% 2.2% -222.5% 2.1% 64.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $695,743 $750,670 $669,356 $1,044,274 $1,093,046
Total expenses, % change over prior year -8.0% 7.9% -10.8% 56.0% 4.7%
Personnel 36.9% 40.9% 46.3% 28.5% 24.7%
Professional fees 4.4% 4.4% 4.8% 3.3% 3.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 58.7% 54.7% 49.0% 68.2% 72.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $765,855 $820,781 $730,871 $1,080,210 $1,121,907
One month of savings $57,979 $62,556 $55,780 $87,023 $91,087
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $823,834 $883,337 $786,651 $1,167,233 $1,212,994

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.3 9.1 16.9 12.2 10.7
Months of cash and investments 26.4 27.8 37.7 27.2 47.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.9 4.5 4.8 6.2 26.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $305,667 $570,784 $941,416 $1,063,788 $976,192
Investments $1,222,249 $1,171,319 $1,163,654 $1,304,342 $3,309,499
Receivables $4,099 $18,107 $0 $39,647 $4,689
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,572,078 $2,572,078 $1,269,704 $1,269,704 $168,431
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 57.1% 59.9% 64.2% 67.0% 72.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 4.5% 3.6% 12.1% 15.2% 10.1%
Unrestricted net assets $1,329,264 $1,315,478 $724,878 $961,448 $2,414,568
Temporarily restricted net assets $441,337 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $759,870 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,201,207 $1,392,479 $1,539,159 $1,449,861 $1,498,498
Total net assets $2,530,471 $2,707,957 $2,264,037 $2,411,309 $3,913,066

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Mr. Stuart Shepherd

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Nebraska 4-H Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Nebraska 4-H Foundation

Board of directors
as of 06/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Roberta Pinkerton

Roberta Pinkerton

Marcus Willhelm

Susan Littlefield

Russ Reinke

Jerry Warner

Doyle Wolverton

Kim McCormick

Hope Janitschek

Ginger Langmeier

Linda Lovgren

Ryan Kirchhoff

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/25/2024

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/24/2022

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  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.