2012 Grants Opportunities - Ohio 4-H Youth Development

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					2012 4-H Foundation Grant Opportunities
  The Ohio 4-H Foundation has been built over time through the dedicated efforts of volunteers and staff. Through sound
  investments and continuing donations, funds have been built that we are privileged to award to deserving program
  requests. Listed below are the various endowments that the selection committee will consider as sources of monies for the
  funded grants. The funding source or sources will be provided when the grant awards are announced.
  4-H FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT
  To encourage the improvement and expansion of the Ohio 4-H Youth Development program.
  •    Approximately $95,000 is allocated for state-wide 4-H Foundation grants.
  •    Grant funds may be awarded to any individual or team if the proposal impacts the Ohio 4-H Youth
       Development Program and/or 4-H youth.
  •    Priority will be given to proposals that:
                o Demonstrate the Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) dimensions of existing 4-H
                     projects, programs and activities or develop new 4-H SET projects, programs and activities
                     that can be replicated statewide.
                o Increase and/or build sustainable partnerships which result in more efficient use of existing
                     youth development resources or create/ identify new funding streams.
  •    Grants between $1,000 and $10,000 will be awarded.
  SAM CASHMAN FAMILY 4-H ENDOWMENT
  To support development of innovative ways to expand 4-H membership and to find more effective
  ways of attracting and retaining older youth in 4-H.
  •    Approximately $1,500 will be distributed.
  •    Grant amounts may range from $500 to $1,500.

  BEA CLEVELAND OHIO 4-H ENDOWMENT
  To support Ohio 4-H advisor training.
  •    Approximately $4,000 will be distributed.
  •    Grant amounts may range from $500 to $4,000.

  SALLY K. EBLING URBAN EXTENSION 4-H ENDOWMENT
  To support 4-H Volunteer and County Extension Educators Leadership Training to expand and
  enhance the leadership skills of volunteers working with youth in Cuyahoga, Franklin and/or
  Hamilton Counties.
  •    Approximately $5,000 will be distributed.
  •    Grant amounts may range from $500 to $5,000.

  JAMES R & MARLENE C. HELT FAMILY ENDOWMENT
  To support leadership development for high school age youth in 4-H Junior Leadership
  Clubs/Groups or to encourage 4-H teen leadership programs. These funds may be used to
  recognize teens using methods such as, but not limited to, a state achievement award, State 4-H
  Ambassadors, etc., and/or the teaching of leadership skills.
  •    Approximately $2,200 will be distributed.
  •    Grant amounts may range from $500 to $2,200.

      Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center             2201 Fred Taylor Drive        Columbus, OH 43210-1156
                          614-292-6943       www.ohio4h.org        4hfoundation@cfaes.osu.edu
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2012 4-H Foundation Grant Opportunities
  RICHARD B. & NANCY E. STAHL FAMILY 4-H ENDOWMENT
  To support programs that build youth-adult partnerships with a focus on community service.
  Preference will be given to projects that include the national day of service Make a Difference Day
  held each October.
  •    Approximately $8,000 will be distributed.
  •    Grant amounts may range from $1,000 to $8,000.

  NATIONWIDE 4-H VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT FUND
  To support Ohio 4-H Volunteer Training programs.
  •    $5,000 will be distributed
  •    Grant amounts may range from $500 to $5,000.
  •    A progress report or final evaluation will be required by September 1, 2012.

  ULRICH 4-H FUND
  To support the development of educational materials and training for 4-H members and volunteers
  in the subject matter area of animal projects.
  •    A $500 grant will be distributed.

  SAUDER 4-H CAREER DEVELOPMENT ENDOWMENT FUND
  The Erie and Orlyss Sauder 4-H Career Development Endowment Fund was created in 1991 to
  help youth learn about career opportunities, work ethic, and the life skills necessary for the world of
  work. Approximately $30,000 will be distributed to support Workforce Preparation Programs.

          Workforce Preparation Programs
           Grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded on a competitive basis to fund workforce preparation
           programs. All workforce preparation programs that focus on awareness and career exploration
           and/or skill development will be considered, however priority will be placed on high impact work-
           based learning projects (the third component in the Ohio 4-H Workforce Preparation Overview) that
           clearly enhance and/or expand existing programs, or add new opportunities for youth to be involved
           in work-based learning experiences.

           Applicants are encouraged to review information on work-based learning, skills for success in the
           21st century, and evaluation samples at http://youthsuccess.osu.edu.

          Expectations & Funding – Funding will be available beginning January 1, 2012. Reporting will
           include an overview of programming conducted, numbers reached, budget with expenses and
           evaluation appropriate to the proposed project. Sites will be expected to enter these efforts in the 4-
           H Blue Ribbon Database/Access Online and OSU: pro.


                             **Amounts available in each endowment fund will vary each year.**


      Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center            2201 Fred Taylor Drive        Columbus, OH 43210-1156
                         614-292-6943      www.ohio4h.org        4hfoundation@cfaes.osu.edu
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