Michigan 4-H Foundation grants available to local 4-H clubs and county programs

The Michigan 4-H Foundation has announced grant and award opportunities of up to $1,000 to support local 4-H clubs and county programs. 4-H volunteer leaders, members and staff members may apply for these funds.

The Michigan 4-H Foundation has announced grant and award opportunities of up to $1,000 to support local 4-H clubs and county programs. 4-H volunteer leaders, members and staff members may apply for these funds. All grant and award applications are due June 1, 2016.

The following funding opportunities are available for the 2016-17 program year:

  1. Michigan 4-H Legacy Grants – two grants of $1,000 each available  
    Grants are intended to support development of a new program or initiative, or to strengthen, enhance or expand a current program that is making a difference. Funded by the Michigan 4-H Legacy Fund Endowment.
  2. 4-H On-Target Grants – two grants of $500 each available  
    Support 4-H Shooting Sports programs to enhance existing programs, develop a new program or offer a special experience related to 4-H shooting sports. Funded with support from the Thomas H. Cobb 4-H Shooting Sports Endowment Fund.
  3. The Collins 4-H Youth Horticulture Grant – one $350 grant available
    This grant opportunity is for 4-H youth clubs only to advance club work in plant science and horticulture activities locally. This grant is made possible by the William J. and Ruth D. Collins Endowment Fund to advance 4-H youth horticulture and gardening programs.
  4. 4-H Educational Garden Grants – two grants of $1,000 each available
    Support the creation of local 4-H educational gardens in Michigan. Funded by the Albert A. Albright Endowment for support of 4-H plant science and gardening education.
  5. Nominate a 4-H volunteer for the Michigan Farm Bureau 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Award – three grant awards of $1,000 each
    The Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Award honors and recognizes outstanding achievements of Michigan 4-H volunteers or groups that have exhibited excellence in 4-H youth education and leadership development in the areas of beef cattle, dairy cattle, goats, horses, poultry, rabbits, sheep, swine, veterinary science, and/or horticulture, crops and soils.  Honorees choose where their $1,000 recognition program grant will go to advance Michigan 4-H agriculture programs—4-H volunteer training, purchasing supplies and curriculum materials, or enhancing 4-H agricultural programming locally or statewide.
  6. Michigan 4-H Outbound International Travel Scholarship Awards – four travel scholarships of $1,000 are available for travel experiences
    These scholarships are awarded to 4-H youth who have applied and been accepted to travel as part of a Michigan 4-H-sponsored outbound international travel experience such as LABO, IFYE, Poland, Belize or other Michigan 4-H-sponsored international travel opportunities. Applications to the State 4-H Office must be postmarked by June 1, 2016.

To apply for a grant, download the grant application online or contact the Michigan 4-H Foundation at 517-353-6692.

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