Community Engagement

Providing opportunities for youth to invest in their communities

If you (and your friends!) have an idea for a community service project you would like to implement in your hometown, you may apply for funding through our new YES Grant (Youth Engaged Service Grant).

4‑H members understand the importance of philanthropy — of giving our time and offering our help because it’s the right thing to do. Our goal is to create opportunities for youth to take the lead in making their own communities a better place for all. The YES Grant is intended to give these projects the financial boost they need to get off the ground and start making a difference.

To learn more about the YES Grant, please watch this video from Indiana 4‑H Foundation board members and 4‑H young alumni Valerie, Luke, and Aaron. They will tell you everything you need to know.

Funds for this initiative were made available from the Nola Gentry Charitable Trust.  Nola dedicated her life to community service and giving back.

The application period for 2021 is March 15 through May 15, and projects must be completed by December 31.

Download our application by choosing one of the “APPLY NOW” buttons below (PDF form or MS Word). Completed applications should be emailed as attachments to [email protected].