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Grants for clubs

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  • 4-H Club Grants from Mass 4-H Foundation  

    The Massachusetts 4-H Foundation is providing direct support to enrolled 4-H clubs and Program Councils in Massachusetts in the form of club/council grants. These grants are available for special projects or needs that the group has which support the educational program and 4-H priorities. Grants are not meant to be used for member awards, travel expenses, tee shirts, etc.
    These grants will be awarded quarterly. Applications will be reviewed on March 31, June 30, October 31 and December 31. 

  • Matching Grants from Mass 4-H Foundation

    The Massachusetts 4-H Foundation offers a matching grant program to 4-H Clubs that organize a fundraising activity or event to raise money for their club or community. We will match the amount of money a club raises corresponding to the number of club members. To qualify, a club must apply for the grant at least three weeks prior to the event and submit a request for funds within three weeks following the event. Each club is guaranteed only two matching grants for qualifying fundraisers. In the event of remaining funds at the end of the year, additional approved applications will be considered in the order of which they were received. 

    1. Online Matching Grant Step 1 (submit required form three weeks prior to your event)
    2. Online Matching Grant Step 2 (submit required form within three weeks after your event)
  • Club Grant for New 4-H Clubs

We are pleased to add a new club grant option to the Foundation’s Grants Program. This specific grant is for $150 and available to new 4-H clubs to support start up needs such as meeting space cost, t-shirts, sweatshirts, program supplies, etc. Please remember that 4-H clubs cannot own animals, land, structures, or vehicles. Clubs must account for any 4-H Foundation grants and awards on the Annual 4-H Club and Financial Report.

  • 4-H Publicity Incentive Program from Mass 4-H Foundation

    4-H Clubs can receive $100 for each published, unique newspaper article that mentions their club name. There is a limit of three awards per club each year. 
    Clubs may also receive one publicity award for special publicized events, including Visual Presentation day, STEM Challenge formerly National Youth Science Day, and the Big E. 

  • Legislative Awareness Awards from Mass 4-H Foundation

    The Massachusetts 4-H Foundation offers a grant to any 4-H club that educates and informs their legislator about the 4-H program. It is important that our legislators understand that 4-H is alive and well and that it makes a positive difference in the lives of young people in our Commonwealth.  If members of your club meet with or host a state or federal senator/representative, your club can receive $100 for a photo of your club with the legislator or $200 for a photo published in the newspaper.