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  • Take Action with 4-H Today

    4-H'ers across the country are stepping-up in the face of national challenges to help their communities and address local issues. But they need the support of caring adults like you! Make an online donation to National 4-H Council today and enable more youth to become future leaders. 

     

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    Critical Issues. Proven Results.

    You know that our youth face some staggering issues, from education and work-force preparedness to the current health and obesity crisis. But did you know that 4-H is uniquely equipped to help youth overcome these challenges? 4-H programming is developed using rigorous educational standards, and is designed to nurture youth into becoming innovators and leaders. Research shows that this programming gives youth a significant advantage compared to those not in 4-H:  

    • 4-H youth achieve higher marks in school
    • 4-H youth are more likely to attend college
    • 4-H youth are 56% more likely to exercise and be physically active
    • 4-H youth are more likely to be civically active

     

    Support Your Local 4-H

    4‑H reaches over 6 million youth every in every county in the U.S. And you can be a part of their proven success! Give to your state or county 4‑H program and foster new opportunities for youth to grow strong and make an impact where it matters most.

     

    Give to Your Local 4-H

     

    4-H Trailblazers are a special group of monthly supporters who are creating even wider horizons for today's youth through their giving. Trailblazers also help provide financial stability, program consistency and added fundraising savings through recurring, monthly donations.

    Becoming a 4-H Trailblazer is easy and convenient. Just select the amount you wish to give and the duration of your gift. Each month, your donation will be automatically deducted from your bank account or charged to your credit card and National 4-H Council will send you an electronic receipt for your records. You can choose to support National 4-H Council or your local 4-H program.

    Join the 4-H Trailblazers and prove that there are no limits to caring.

     

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    The National 4-H Heritage Club

    You remember starting your 4-H club meeting by pledging your head, heart, hands, and health so your community, and even the world, were better places for all.  Now you have the opportunity to show your continued support to the 4-H mission as a member of The National 4-H Heritage Club, National 4-H Council’s Planned Giving Society.

    Join others who support 4-H’s future by naming National 4-H Council in your estate plans. Anyone who has made a planned gift to National 4-H Council and completed a Declaration of Intent is eligible for membership in the National 4-H Heritage Club. There are no fees or minimum required to become a member of the National 4-H Heritage Club.

    Ways to Make a Planned Gift

    Legacy gifts to National 4-H Council can be made using a variety of planned giving vehicles:

    • bequests through wills and trusts
    • insurance policies

    Contact us to learn more about vehicles that you feel may be better suited to your particular financial needs and plans. We accept "unrestricted" gifts and are glad to discuss gifts you want directed to specific program areas. Our goal is to accurately understand and record the intent of your gifts to 4-H.

    Resources and Information

    Sample Bequest Language

    The most commonly used vehicle for making a legacy gift to National 4-H Council is a bequest included in a will or trust. Sample bequest language is provided that you may wish to use when working with your attorney or estate planner. You are under no obligation, however, to use this language in order to leave an estate gift to National 4-H Council.

    "I give (the sum, percentage of estate, or description of property) to National 4-H Council, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815 to be used for its general unrestricted purposes."

    The Federal Tax ID number for 4-H is 36-2862206.

     

    If you are considering giving a gift of stock, please review the gifting information detailed here.

    Your Gift at Work

    When you give a gift to support your local 4‑H program or National 4‑H Council, you can give with confidence. As a Charity Navigator Four Star Charity and a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, National 4‑H Council is a top-rated, trustworthy 501(c)(3) nonprofit that meets or exceeds rigorous industry standards for fiscal responsibility and organizational health.

    Our mission is to increase investment and participation in high-quality 4-H positive youth development. More than 84% of 4-H expenditures go directly to youth programs. All donations to 4-H are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The Federal Tax ID number for 4-H is 36-2862206.

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