Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation raises money for Texas 4-H because we believe 4-H improves the lives of Texas youth.

Research has shown that young people who participate in 4-H are more likely to make better grades in school, attend college, be physically active and become engaged citizens.

And we believe that means a better Texas.

Your gifts to the Foundation support Texas 4-H members through the 38 projects offered, at statewide and national events, or by funding 4-H scholarships.

Here are three primary giving areas for Texas 4-H:

Opportunity Scholarship Program

A $3,000 gift provides a deserving Texas 4-H youth with a Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship in one of four areas:

  • Baccalaureate Degree Scholarships
  • Technical Certification Scholarships
  • Collegiate Scholarship
  • Courageous Heart Award

More than 200 scholarships will be awarded in 2016, ranging from $3,000-20,000.

Scholar Handbook

Wallrath Scholar Handbook

Special Request Form

Foundation Grant Program

The power of Texas 4-H lies in the 38 projects that 4-H members complete through their local clubs. They develop and hone skills that grow promising young people into capable and confident young adults.

Foundation Grants support Texas 4-H programs in two ways. One, by funding curriculum development and distribution to local clubs; and two, by providing grants to local clubs to assist 4-H members with a particular project. For the 2016-2017 year, the Foundation is offering grants to support local 4-H robotics education programs. County Extension Agents may apply for this grant through an online application process from November 1-30, 2016. To apply, please visit http://d44-h.tamu.edu/robotics-grant-application/.

Statewide Initiatives

Texas 4-H sponsors events that build productive skills and leadership abilities among Texas 4-H members.

Texas 4-H members work all year long to participate in competitions at State Roundup, State Dog Show, Shooting Sports State Games, and the State 4-H Horse Show.

Texas 4-H members build leadership skills by conducting a mock legislative session at Texas 4-H Congress and discuss key societal issues at the National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference.

Texas 4-H staff and volunteers request specific monies for their respective events. The Foundation will fund as many requests as possible. All statewide initiatives support goes directly into the events to provide the best possible experience for 4-H members.