University of California

Ways To Support 4-H

LEAVE A LEGACY

GIVE TO THE FOREVER 4-H ENDOWMENT

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A gift to Forever 4-H today is a gift to your community forever.

A gift to the Forever 4-H Endowment ensures that 4-H will continue for another hundred years. The statewide endowment is intended to provide funding where needed most.

If you would like more information about starting a Forever 4-H Endowment in your county, contact Mary Ciricillo at 530-219-1085 or mciricillo@ucanr.edu.

 

GET INVOLVED!

BECOME A 4-H GROWS HERE BUSINESS PARTNER

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Become a 4-H Grows Here Business Partner and let your community know that 4-H can count on your business to contribute to the youth development programs that will shape your community, future customers, future supporters, and future employees.

We know you have a head for business and a heart for your community, so let members of the community know through the 4-H Grows Here Business Partnership.

JOIN A FUND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

IN YOUR COUNTY

As an extension of the California 4-H Foundation Board, County fund development committees are intended to secure funding at the county level for unrestricted 4-H programming. Funds will go directly to support the 4-H program in your community.

MEMORIAL AND HONOR GIFTS

HONOR A SPECIAL PERSON OR A SIGNIFICANT EVENT

Many families request memorial gifts in lieu of flowers when a loved one passes away.  A memorial gift to the California 4-H Foundation is a way of perpetuating the values and ideas that guided the life of the deceased. 

We will notify the family of your gift in their loved one’s memory, but the gift amount remains private.

Honor gifts are a way of recognizing a living individual by giving a gift in their honor.  We will notify the honoree of your gift, but the gift amount remains private.

If you are interested in making a memorial or honor gift, please make sure to provide honoree or family name and address so we can properly inform them of your generosity.  You can make your gift online here.   If you need additional assistance regarding memorial or honor gifts, contact us at ca4hfoundation@ucanr.edu.

MATCHING GIFTS

MATCH YOUR GIFT THROUGH YOUR COMPANY’S MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM

Many companies will match their employees’ gifts to the California 4-H Foundation through their giving programs. You receive full credit for your matching gifts for the purposes of recognition and benefits. Check with your human resources department to find out whether your company has a matching gift policy. If it does, your employer will usually provide a form for you to fill out and send to us with your donation. We will verify your gift and return the form to your company, which will then issue a matching gift contribution directly to the Foundation. Find out if your company has a matching gift program here. If your company’s name does not appear on the list, it may still have a giving program – check with your H.R. Department find out your options.

MULTI-YEAR PLEDGE

INVEST IN THE FUTURE WITH A MULTI-YEAR DONATION

Multi-year pledges allow for more effective program planning and are an excellent way to ensure sustainability of 4-H programming. Pledges may be paid over a period of up to five years from the time of the commitment in annual, semiannual, or quarterly installments. We will work with you to develop a payment schedule. Payments may be in cash, with credit or debit cards, or wire or securities transfers. If you would like to make a multi-year pledge with your credit or debit card, please visit our online donation page.

WAYS TO GIVE

Thank you for considering UC Agriculture and Natural Resources/California 4-H Foundation this giving season! There are many options for making a gift.

CREDIT CARD: If you'd like to make an online gift, please click the "Make A Gift" button.

CHECK: If you'd like to mail a check, you can send it to our Davis office:

2801 2nd St., Davis, CA 95618

Please include your designation and a return address so we can thank you!

Please make the check out to the "California 4-H Foundation."

SECURITIES: Securities may be transferred from your brokerage account to the Regents of the University of California. The value of your gift of securities is determined by the mean market value of the stock on the date of your gift. Please click here for delivery instructions! 

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS: Through our relationship with the UC Davis financial office, it is easy to make a gift from your Donor Advised Fund. Simply ask your advisor to direct your gift to UC ANR,  ID# 94-6036494 (UC Davis), then note any other designation, such as a specific program, etc.

It is always helpful and appreciated if you let us know you have designated a gift to us through your Donor Advised Funds, just email gifts@ucanr.edu.

MAKE A TAX-FREE DONATION TO UC ANR DIRECTLY FROM YOUR IRA: While a distribution from your IRA is normally treated as taxable income, the IRS allows retirees age 70½ years and older to donate up to $100,000 tax-free from their IRA each year to a qualified  501(c)(3) nonprofit, such as UC ANR (and the California 4-H Foundation).  To benefit, you must direct your distribution directly to charity. To be eligible:

  • The IRA account owner must be 70½ years or older at the time of distribution. The rule applies only to Traditional, Rollover, and Roth IRAs. SEPs and SIMPLE IRAs are generally excluded.
  • Distribution must be made to a qualifying charity. UC ANR is a qualifying nonprofit charity; Federal Tax ID 94-6036494. [then same for 4-H 23-7327765]
  • IRA Trustee or custodian must make the distribution directly to the charity. Distributions made payable to the IRA owner and transferred to the charity will not qualify.
  • Make sure to let us know you have made this distribution so we can ensure receipt of it and proper acknowledgment.

Click here to download a sample letter!

PLANNED GIFT 

INCLUDE 4-H IN YOUR ESTATE

Leave a lasting legacy to California 4-H.  Making a planned gift — whether by including a bequest to 4-H in your will or by naming it as the beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust, life insurance policy, or retirement fund — provides essential support for the 4-H program in the future. Planned gifts can offer significant tax advantages and in some cases generate lifetime income for you or your chosen beneficiary. Please Contact Us for more information about planned giving and the many ways in which your gift can ensure the future of 4-H in California.

GIFT OF SECURITIES

DISCOVER ADDITIONAL WAYS TO SUPPORT 4-H

Your investments can be used to invest in California 4-H. Gifts of securities – stocks, bonds, or mutual funds – can be transferred the California 4-H Foundation. To notify us of a pending transaction or for more information about making a gift of securities, please contact Andrea Ambrose at apambrose@ucanr.edu.

CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION GIVING

Invest in 4-H Programs through gifts and sponsorships. There are many ways to support the work of the California 4-H program – through gifts, sponsorships and marketing collaborations. 

Contact the California State 4-H Office
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 ca4Hfoundation@ucanr.edu. 

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 (http://www.cra.gc.ca). 

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