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Four 4-H Members in Canoes

2022 Impact Data

The Alabama 4-H Foundation, in collaboration with individual, corporate, and foundation generosity, fuels 4-H programs and opportunities for young people to thrive.

You Provide Overnight 4-H Camp Experiences

Nearly 300 4-H’ers awarded $30,000 in scholarship assistance (registration/transportation) to participate in overnight 4-H Summer Camp at the Alabama 4-H Center.

1,156 4-H campers. 60% were introduced to an overnight camping experience for the very first time.

Community Partners

  • Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Carl S. Thigpen Endowment
  • Brown Family Scholarship Fund
  • Barbara D. Thorne Endowment
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • B.L. Harbert International Clay Shoot benefiting Alabama 4-H
  • Tractor Supply Company

You Provide Educational Opportunities

4-H members in creekEducational opportunities for 4-H’ers to travel out of state for national 4-H competitions and educational events.

National 4-H Events & Competitions:

  • National Poultry and Egg Competition, Louisville, KY
  • National Shooting Sports Competition, Grand Island, NE
  • National Wildlife Habitat Education Competition, London, KY
  • National Forestry Judging, Jackson Mill, WV
  • National Livestock Judging Competition, Louisville, KY
  • National 4-H Congress, Atlanta, GA
  • Citizenship Washington Focus, Washington D.C.
  • National 4-H Dairy Judging and Quizbowl, Louisville, KY

Community Partners

  • Alabama Ag Credit
  • Alabama Farm Credit
  • ADM / Golden Peanut
  • Alabama Poultry & Egg
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

You Provide Opportunities for 4-H’ers to Achieve Their Dreams After High School

35 $1,000 scholarships awarded to 4-H’ers representing all 7 Alabama 4-H Regions and 29 County 4-H Programs.

Additional awards made through the generosity of Beth and Dr. Thomas Elliott 4-H Endowment and Barbara D. Thorne 4-H Endowment.

Community Partners

  • Norman and Sonya Lefkovits Endowment
  • The Alabama 4-H Foundation Annual Golf Classic presented by First South Farm Credit

You Provide Ongoing Capital Projects at the 4-H Center

  • Water Safety Equipment
  • Boat Storage Facility
  • Updates to Cottages and Rooms
  • Upgrades to Campus Safety

Community Partners

  • Alabama Farmers Federation
  • Poarch Band of Creek indians
  • J. K. Lowder Family Foundation
  • Protective

Bottom Line… You Transform Lives!

4-H Member Colton Cook in a band uniform“Thank you so much for the opportunity to receive the 4-H Foundation Scholarship. Affording college today is no easy task, so ever bit helps. Being able to attend college is essential to my future. When I attend Jacksonville State University this fall, I will major in Music Education. I want to major in Music Education because I want to offer what I had throughout middle school and high school. All throughout my time in middle and high school, band has been a place that has taught me how to lead and be a better person. Band has changed my life for the better. It has taught me many lessons, provided me many friends, and afforded me leadership opportunities only comparable to 4-H.

Once Again, I am honored and thrilled to receive the 4-H Foundation Scholarship. I have loved being a member of 4-H these past nine years and will continue to love 4-H in the future.”


Colton Cook


Revised March 2023, Alabama 4-H Foundation Annual Report, 4HYD-2410

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