"A sound investment in today's youth and tomorrow's leaders."

online auctionThe annual 4-H endowment dinner & auction was cancelled earlier this year due to the COVID19 Pandemic. The committee received so many generous donations from supporters and even though a dinner could not be rescheduled, felt the auction could be held virtually.  The online auction will start on October 3, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and close on October 17, 2020 at midnight.  To access the online auction please go to: https://go.rallyup.com/lorain-county-4-h-endowment.  The proceeds from this online auction will be used to support all of our Lorain County 4-H children with scholarships, grants, and various other programs throughout the year.

What is a County 4-H Endowment?

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

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

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 which is a 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.

Grant Application Due Dates:

April 15 & October 15
4-H Endowment Grant Application

4-H Camp Scholarship Application Form

Workshop/Seminar Grant Application Form

Project Grant Application Form

How to make a contribution?

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 Fund #604280

Thank You Card Design Contest

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

Thank You Card Rules/Entry Form