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What is a County 4-H Endowment?

County 4-H endowments are permanent funds made possible through individual donations, business and corporate contributions, and fundraising events.

The principal is invested permanently through the Ohio State University to generate the maximum interest.  The interest income returns to the county to fund local 4-H youth development education programs and adds value to the county's endowment to keep pace with inflation.

Constitution (revised 2/2023)

Is a gift to the Lorain County 4-H Endowment recognized as a gift to The Ohio State University?

Yes! Contributions are sent to the State 4-H Office earmarked for the Lorain County 4-H Endowment Fund and deposited with the Ohio 4-H Foundation, part of the university's development fund.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes! The Ohio 4-H Foundation and Lorain County 4-H Endowment is a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation.  Consult your accountant or tax attorney for specific guidance on your gift.

How may I contribute?

Current gifts
Planned gifts
Life insurance
Charitable trusts
Corporate matching gifts

4-H Endowment Donation Form

(Print and send to the Lorain County Extension Office)
Checks can be made payable to The Ohio State University
On the check memo line designate: Lorain Co. 4-H Endowment - FD610 GF604280

2024 4-H Endowment Events include:

Thank You Card Design Contest

It's time to say thank you to all of those people who have helped make Fair successful.  You can do this by sending a notecard or postcard provided by the Lorain County 4-H Endowment during the fair week.  Help the Endowment by sending in a drawing for the cover of these cards.

Thank You Card Rules/Entry Form

Endowment Grant & Scholarship Applications:

Project Grant Application Form- April 14 and Oct 15

All 4-H grant applicants will receive notification of the grant status within 30 days of application.  Awardees will also be provided with a grant agreement outlining the grant stipulations to be returned prior to the allocation of funds.  

4-H Camp Scholarship Application Form- April 14

Workshop/Seminar Grant Application Form