The Next Sixty Years Initiative

For more than sixty years, the Missouri 4-H Foundation has helped build stronger state 4-H programs, securing a brighter future for youths and volunteers. As we plan for the next sixty years, and address the challenges of rising costs and new programming needs, we have developed strategies to ensure permanent support of Missouri 4-H state programs.

These strategies form the basis of The Next Sixty Years Initiative that will secure perpetual support for traditional programs and programming that meets the challenges of global society. The initiative focuses on building the Missouri 4-H Foundation's existing endowment, while simultaneously seeking annual support for specific program initiatives as sustaining funds build.

Support for Missouri 4-H state programs comes primarily from two funding streams. Annual gifts underwrite program expenses during the year. Endowment gifts are invested and provide income every year that, over time, allows for program growth.

Animal Science

  • Equine Science
    • Annual: $6,000
    • Endowment: $200,000
  • Livestock Judging
    • Annual: $6,000
    • Endowment: $200,000
  • Dairy Judging
    • Annual: $6,000
    • Endowment: $200,000

Set Initiatives

  • State Robotics Program
    • Annual: $7,500
    • Endowment: $250,000
  • Film Fest 4-H
    • Annual: $9,000
    • Endowment: $300,000

Leadership, Citizenship and Life Skills

  • State 4-H Congress
    • Annual: $4,500
    • Endowment: $150,000
  • National 4-H Congress
    • Annual: $7,500
    • Endowment: $250,000
  • 4-H Youth Futures
    • Annual: $10,500
    • Endowment: $350,000
  • Youth Civic Leaders Summit
    • Annual: $4,500
    • Endowment: $150,000
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Specialist
    • Endowment: $1,300,000

Healthy Lifestyles

  • 4-H Move Across Missouri
    • Annual: $4,500
    • Endowment: $150,000