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California 4-H Foundation

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As the official private support group of the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program, the Foundation generates investment in young people who are addressing the big issues facing California.  We take this role very seriously. Our professional staff and statewide Board of Directors are passionate about ensuring that 4-H supporters are able to direct their investment to what matters most to them, whether it is demonstrating that we are developing science-literate workforce, ensuring that 4-H youth commit to living healthy and active lives by taking responsibility for the food they eat and the resources it takes to produce that food, or by creating a movement of civically aware youth engaged in their communities. 


The California 4-H Foundation raises funds from private sources to support the mission of the 4-H Youth Development Program: to engage youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development. Established in 1913, California 4-H has impacted the lives of millions of Californians who have participated in club programs, served as volunteer leaders, or supported their efforts through local, regional, and statewide partnerships.

A public and private partnership comprised of the USDA, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, county governments, the California 4-H Foundation, and local clubs, the California 4-H Youth Development Program reflects the mission of the National 4-H organization, empowering youth through hands-on learning, research-based programs, adult mentorship, and civic engagement, preparing them to apply these skills to their educational and professional pursuits, and their role as citizens in a dynamic and complex world.



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The 4-H name and emblem service marks are protected under 18 U.S.C. 707.

Privacy Disclosure 

The California 4-H Foundation (CA 4-H Foundation) values the privacy of our donors. The personal information you provide is maintained confidentially and used solely for CA 4-H Foundation business. It will not be disclosed without your consent, except for certain documented circumstances in which disclosure is required by law. You may review your data on file by sending an inquiry to the Development Services, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA, 95618-7774. One of the ways we may express our gratitude for your gift is by listing the names of donors in publications, such as annual reports and donor updates, or on our website. By making a gift to the California 4-H Foundation, you may be recognized in this way. Should you prefer that your name not be published, please notify the Development Services Office at the address above, by calling (530) 750-1202, or via email at 

We will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by UC ANR and the CA 4-H Foundation, both online and offline, on any Platform, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.  

Tax Deductibility and Tax ID numbers 

All gifts made to UC Agriculture and Natural Resources through the UC Regents or to the California 4-H Foundation are irrevocable and tax-deductible as prescribed by law. The tax identification number for the California 4-H Foundation is 23-7327765. Canadian residents should refer to the Canadian Revenue Agency for information on tax-deductibility ( 

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