The Ohio 4-H Foundation Grants Program provides 4-H professionals with much-needed support in building the capacity for positive youth development programming, and training and recognizing volunteers that are essential to delivering those programs. In most cases, the Foundation is a partner, rather than the sole source of funds. Investments are made where the strategic use of resources is most in evidence and where the largest number of 4-H youth can be reached with the most meaningful and sustainable impact.
Although the Ohio 4-H Foundation is open to all requests each year, specific Ohio 4-H priorities will be chosen annually. For the 2024 grant cycle, the following categories will be given priority: career awareness and workforce preparation, retention of current volunteers and older teens, and recruitment of 1st generation 4-H'ers and 4-H alumni as volunteers.