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Making the Best Better

We have several unique giving opportunities, including donating everything from used cars to harvested grain, and from end-of-life gifts to broken-down farm equipment

Your Involvement Makes a Difference

Your support of the Indiana 4‑H Foundation promotes 4‑H in all 92 Indiana counties. Nearly 130,000 youth participate annually in Indiana 4‑H, making 4‑H the largest youth development program in our state. By engaging youth in hands-on experiential learning through traditional projects and innovative technology programs, 4‑H instills leadership, responsibility and lifelong learning.

Since the Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, donations are tax-deductible (as allowed by law) – making it a mutually beneficial philanthropic act. Additionally, a special program recognizes donors who make significant, unrestricted donations to the general operating fund in a calendar year.

Your support is vital in making Indiana 4‑H programs available to young people all across the state! Explore the various methods available to support the work of the Indiana 4‑H Foundation.

Give Online

Use your credit card for a one-time or ongoing monthly gift to the general operating fund.

Tributes “in honor of” or “in memory of” someone special also can be made via this link.

Become a Sponsor

The signature programs – like Round Up and others that you may remember – of Indiana 4-H touch tens of thousands of Indiana 4-H youth each year. Your organization can become an integral part of these programs by becoming a program sponsor.

Other Ways To Support 4‑H

 

Mail Your Donation

Indiana 4-H Foundation
PO Box 3125
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Give Stock

Gifts of securities are credited on the date of transfer to the Indiana 4-H Foundation and are valued at the mean of the high and the low quoted sales price on that day.

To initiate a stock transfer as a gift to the Indiana 4-H Foundation, please provide Notification of Stock Transfer (IN4H) to your broker.

Please mail this form to our office, then call (765) 494-8483 or email [email protected] to let us know a stock gift has been initiated.

By law, the brokerage firm cannot tell the Foundation the name of the donor who initiated the stock gift, and the gift will be considered anonymous unless further information is provided to us by the donor.

Donate a Vehicle

The Indiana 4-H Foundation is part of Insurance Auto Auction’s “One Car, One Difference” charity vehicle donation program. When you donate a vehicle to Indiana 4-H through this program, you will reap the benefits of IAA’s free vehicle pick-up and auction service. Then you’ll get a sales receipt from your vehicle that you can file for a tax deduction.

Many people are familiar with car and boat donation programs. What is unique about the One Car, One Difference program is that not only can you donate your used cars, trucks, boats or RVs, you also have the opportunity to donate your used farm machinery and equipment – even if it no longer runs!

Because of our partnership with IAA, Indiana 4-H supporters will have the opportunity to donate their used and even un-useable vehicles and farm equipment, then IAA will take care of all the rest – including the haul away! You have an opportunity to have free up valuable space in your barns and other buildings at no cost while supporting Indiana 4-H youth and reaping tax benefits from the auction of their equipment. It’s a win-win situation!

For more information about how you can donate your vehicle(s) to support Indiana 4-H, visit www.1car1difference.com or call 1-877-557-1CAR and select the Indiana 4-H Foundation as the charity you wish to support.

Memorial & Tribute Gifts

Memorial and tribute gifts are charitable contributions that support Indiana 4-H and at the same time honor friends and family members.

Memorial gifts make a lasting tribute to the memory of family members and friends. Tribute gifts recognize the contributions and talents of living persons or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, graduation or anniversary.

Upon receipt of your gift, the foundation will send an acknowledgement of your thoughtfulness to whomever you designate.

If you want to inform others of your desire for memorial gifts to the Indiana 4-H Foundation, you may wish include the following phrase in an obituary notice:

Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana 4-H Foundation at 615 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 or online at in4h.org

Legacy - Planned Gifts

Leave your mark on Indiana 4-H and secure your legacy.  Those who provide written confirmation of their intent, enjoy membership in our Indiana 4-H Legacy Society.  Advance knowledge of individuals’ planned gifts helps the Foundation plan for its longevity.

Indiana 4-H Planned giving, is an easy, affordable, and accessible way to give.  You can provide for your family and loved ones and receive tax benefits while helping Indiana 4-H continue to serve young people forever.  You can even give to your county!

Because we partner with the Purdue Planned Giving Office and our endowment funds are held at the Purdue Research Foundation, you can rest assured your gift will be soundly stewarded and managed.

For more information about planned giving and to discuss different methods of giving and their benefits, contact our office today.

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Endowments

Endowments are established with a principal investment donation that remains intact in perpetuity. Interest earned off the principal amount is restricted and used for the donor-specified purpose – such as a named scholarship or program support.

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Grants

One method that we rely on to fund Indiana 4-H programming is grant funding. Grants can fortify current programs and even allow the funding for new and innovative programs. Listed below are some of our most recent grants. We’re grateful for the confidence of the granting institutions in the Foundation and Indiana 4-H to responsibly administer and use funds and take our responsibilities as grantees very seriously.

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Specialty License Plates

Show your clover pride by purchasing an Indiana 4-H Foundation Specialty License Plate!

Plate fees support programs for young people state-wide, and a portion of the money from each plate that is sold goes right back to 4-H in the county where the plate was purchased! You can purchase or renew your Indiana 4-H Foundation Specialty Plate at your local BMV Branch or at http://www.in.gov/bmv.

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Get Involved

It’s no secret that Indiana 4‑H is changing the lives of young people all across the state. Today’s Indiana 4‑H youth are tomorrow’s community leaders and difference-makers. But the great programs and opportunities in Indiana 4‑H don’t just happen, the support of people like you make them happen. We can’t do it without you – our alumni and friends, our corporate and community donors, our clubs and volunteers.

Give Time

Indiana 4‑H is ripe with a teamwork atmosphere – everyone pitches in to get the job done. The Indiana 4‑H Foundation is no different.

When you volunteer, you have a chance to make a real difference. You can introduce a family who has never heard of Indiana 4‑H to all of the great things that Indiana 4‑H can offer. You can encourage 4‑H families to start supporting the Indiana 4‑H Foundation so that we can continue to fund the programs and scholarships that they depend on.