Otoe County 4-H Foundation

The Development of the Foundation:

The Otoe County 4-H Foundation was established in 2012 to ensure an avenue for tax-deductible funds to be given to the Otoe County 4-H program and to establish a vehicle to raise funds to continue quality 4-H programming in Otoe County.  This is beyond the traditional sponsorship of trophies and livestock auctions.

Our mission:

The mission of the Otoe County 4-H Foundation is to enhance 4-H programming, secure financial support for local 4-H programs, and to develop area youth for future generations.

Our strategic vision is to:
  • Secure and prudently manage Foundation assets and investments to prove current and long range financial support to the 4-H program.
  • Expand the network of 4-H supporters through charitable giving.
  • Develop fund raising activities to increase participation in county, district, state and national    4-H programs.
  • Communicate the Foundation Mission to 4-H'ers, 4-H alumni, 4-H leaders, 4-H volunteers, community leaders, and Extension staff.
Foundation Causes:

Some of the events, program, and organizations the Otoe County 4-H Foundation will support include:

  • Scholarships to Otoe County 4-H'ers to Nebraska 4-H Camps
  • Scholarships to graduating 4-H Seniors pursuing higher education
  • Financial support to Otoe County 4-H'ers attending: Citizenship Washington Focus and National 4-H Congress
  • Grants to Otoe County 4-H Clubs
  • Financial Incentive to Otoe County 4-H'ers for completion of 4-H Career Portfolio
Board of Directors:
Otoe County 4-H Grants

The Otoe County 4-H Foundation has allocated funding to provide grants to the Otoe County 4-H members and 4-H clubs to strengthen 4-H in Otoe County.  The mission of the Otoe County 4-H Foundation is to enhance 4-H programming, secure financial support for local 4-H programs, and to develop area youth for future generations. Successful grants would assist the 4-H Foundation in achieving its mission. Grant requests can be between $50 and $500. Deadlines are November 30th and February 28th each year.

Application for Otoe County 4-H Grant

Otoe County 4-H Foundation Donations

You can make a tax deductible donation by this form or by contacting any of the Otoe County 4-H Foundation Board of Directors.

Otoe County 4-H Foundation Scholarship  

The Otoe County 4-H Foundation offers four $1,500 scholarships to be given annually to deserving high school seniors who are current Otoe County 4-H members.  Applications are due January 15th to the  Extension Office in Otoe County.