The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation exists to support statewide 4-H youth education programs delivered by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

The Foundation, through its board of directors, is committed to the generation of private funding to meet special youth education needs as identified by the Extension System, including those associated with the Alabama 4-H Youth Development Center in Shelby County. The Foundation also recognizes its responsibility to promote and support 4-H statewide through all other appropriate means.

Members of the board of directors pledge their personal involvement and commitment, knowing that in doing so they help shape the lives of Alabama boys and girls as they make their individual journeys toward responsible adulthood.


We believe the principle element to the success of Alabama's 4-H youth education is an instinctive devotion to time-honored values.

We believe in 4-H, its traditions and ideals, its proven educational methods, its open-door access to all youth regardless of economic circumstances, race or religion.

We believe that each 4-H'er, each Extension System youth educator, each 4-H volunteer, is unique. We believe in them and their work. Each is to receive our respect, our appreciation, our concern, our support.

We believe that 4-H's core values of work, responsibility, leadership, and community involvement are precisely those values youth need most as they cope with the uncertainties of sweeping societal change.

We recognize the inherent worth of the four H's in 4-H - Head, Heart, Hands and Health - as focal points for personal growth and development and believe that as members of The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation Board of Directors it is our responsibility to help provide the youth of this state with a fifth "H" - Hope - as they strive for a brighter, more productive tomorrow.

As members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Alabama 4-H Foundation follows ethical fundraising standards as outlined by AFP. Learn more about these standards.

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The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations made to The Alabama 4-H Foundation are tax deductible according to IRS standards. Your contribution can be designated to support a specific purpose that is important to you, or left unrestricted to be used where the need is greatest.
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