About the Foundation
The California 4-H Foundation enables you to put your money where your heart is.
As the official private support group of the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program, the Foundation generates investment in young people who are addressing the big issues facing California. We take this role very seriously. Our professional staff and statewide Board of Directors are passionate about ensuring that 4-H supporters are able to direct their investment to what matters most to them, whether it is demonstrating that we are developing science-literate workforce, ensuring that 4-H youth commit to living healthy and active lives by taking responsibility for the food they eat and the resources it takes to produce that food, or by creating a movement of civically aware youth engaged in their communities.Learn more about giving to the California 4-H program here>.
The California 4-H Foundation raises funds from private sources to support the mission of the 4-H program: to engage youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development. Established in 1913, California 4-H has impacted the lives of millions of Californians who have participated in club programs, served as volunteer leaders, or supported their efforts through local, regional, and statewide partnerships.
A public and private partnership comprised of the USDA, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, county governments, the California 4-H Foundation, and local clubs, California 4-H reflects the mission of the National 4-H organization, empowering youth through hands-on learning, research-based programs, adult mentorship, and civic engagement, preparing them to apply these skills to their educational and professional pursuits, and their role as citizens in a dynamic and complex world. Learn more about the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program here>.