Support Massachusetts 4-H by making a gift to the Annual Fund
For 2020, friends and past trustees are offering a Challenge! Six generous donors have offered a $25,000 Challenge Match to help the Foundation reach its 2020 Annual Fund goal of $97,000. $10,000 will be unlocked if 10 donors increase their gift to $1,000 or more.
$15,000 will match, dollar-for-dollar, new dollars given in 2020. If you did not make an Annual Fund gift in 2019, the entire amount of your 2020 gift will be matched; or, if you made a 2019 Annual Fund gift, the amount by which your 2020 gift exceeds your 2019 gift will be matched.
Why give to the Annual Fund?
Your support is needed to ensure that youth in Massachusetts can continue to experience life-enriching opportunities and learn important life skills. In order to coordinate state 4-H programs and activities, private support is needed.
What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund is the source of recurring, unrestricted dollars to meet 4-H program expenses each year. Those dollars enable the Foundation to accomplish its mission to enrich and advance 4-H programs across the Commonwealth.
The nearly 23,000 Massachusetts 4-Hers between the ages of 5 and 18 benefit from 4-H programs funded in whole or in part by the Foundation. Whether it is traditional animal care, gardening or craft club; a babysitter training class; a summer STEM or coding program; visual presentations; or other activities, Annual Fund dollars are critical to its success and to the growth and development of each participating 4-Her.
How will my contributions be used?
The unrestricted Annual Fund ensures the future of 4-H and allows us to remain flexible to support the growth of new 4-H programs and other needs as they arise. 100% of Annual Fund donations go directly to 4-H programming statewide!
By making a donation you can feel proud, knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of our most important resource – our future citizens. Join us in growing confident, capable, caring kids – youth with skills for work and skills for life.
Your donation will be recognized in the Foundation’s Donor Report. Your club recognition status (described below) is determined by the total amount of donations to the Foundation within a calendar year:
Green Clover Club – $100 – $249
Bronze Clover Club – $250 – $499
Silver Clover Club – $500 – $999
Gold Clover Club – $1000 – $4,999
Emerald Clover Club – $5000+
How can I make a gift to the Annual Fund?
There are several ways you can make a gift to the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation:
Send a check payable to the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation via mail to:
Massachusetts 4-H Foundation
1671 Worcester Road, Suite 403
Framingham, MA 01701
Make a pledge to be fulfilled over time; please call the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation at (508) 881-1244 to learn how to set up your pledge!