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San Bruno/SSF 4-H Club awarded $9,100 grant


Tristan Davis, San Bruno/SSF 4-H club president, thanks the San Bruno Community Foundation for its support.

Following the 2010 gas pipeline explosion that devastated San Bruno's Crestmoor neighborhood, the Community Grants Fund was created with a portion of the settlement between Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the City of San Bruno. This annual grant fund supports new and existing programs that benefit the San Bruno community. To fund the grants, the San Bruno Community Foundation combined $200,000 of its own funds with a $100,000 grant from YouTube and

In this fourth year of the Community Grants Fund, the Board of Directors of the San Bruno Community Foundation approved grant awards totaling $300,000 to local community organizations for 29 programs, one of which was the San Bruno/South San Francisco 4-H Club, which received a $9,100 grant.

4-H club officers President Tristan Davis, Vice President Alex Meyerhoff and Treasurer Adam Zbriger, as well as club parents and volunteers, attended a Foundation meeting to thank them for their support.

“As president, I am very thankful for the grant funding that will sustain the club's programs," Davis told the board,  expressing the gratitude of the entire club. "After 12 years of membership, I have learned countless life skills from participating in a variety of club projects. I am happy to know that younger members will also have this opportunity.”

The San Bruno/SSF 4-H Club was one of the recommended grantees selected from a competitive pool of 51 applications. The selection panel weighed the benefits of the proposed programs to the San Bruno community.  

Former 4-H leader Pat Bohm joined Alex, Adam, Tristan and former San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane at the meeting.

“We're so grateful to the Board for this award,” said Mimi Powers, co-community leader of the club. “It will be used to continue improving the San Bruno/SSF 4-H farm, give scholarships to youth to attend workshops and 4-H camp, enhance funding for projects, and, most importantly, keep 4-H affordable to families in our community.”

“It was very inspirational for us all to see the Board in action and witness how the city was able to turn such a catastrophic and sad event into something so positive for the community,” said 4-H volunteer Jane Stahl. “The list of recipients was amazing! Grants were awarded for cultural arts, exchange trips to Norita, Japan, scholarships for girls to attend a week-long STEM camp at Stanford, help for parents of special education children, relationship abuse, cyber bullying, combating homelessness, child development, mental health, and much, much more.”

For a complete list of recipients and more information on the San Bruno Community Foundation, go to




Posted on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 5:40 PM
  • Author: Jane Stahl
  • Author: Mimi Powers
  • Author: Tristan Davis

Three counties win Newhall Family Foundation match

Funding from the Newhall Foundation will subsidize enrollment fees and help UCCE Fresno County launch a Teen Teaching Academy with entrepreneurial high school students from Valley STEM.

Last year, Mary Ciricillo, California 4-H Foundation director, secured a $73,000 gift from the Newhall Family Foundation for 4-H Diversity initiatives, including $36,500 for Santa Barbara, Merced and Fresno counties. In order to receive the $36,500 match, UCCE had to raise funds as well as deliver the program. 

“All three counties did it!” said Lorna Krkich, Development Services director.

4-H in Santa Barbara County used the Newhall Foundation funds outreach to more children in low-income families and Latino youth in Santa Maria Valley.

4-H advisor Russ Hill in Merced County, 4-H community educator Alena Pacheco in Fresno County, and Liliana Vega, 4-H community educator in Santa Barbara County, led the successful fundraising efforts in their respective counties.

“I shared the FY19 fundraising report with the executive director of the Newhall Foundation illustrating how much each county 4-H program garnered in private support since July 1, 2018,”Ciricillo said. “I am happy to share that he was very pleased and impressed by Russ, Alena and Liliana's efforts.”

With support from the Newhall Foundation, 4-H was able to offer fee waivers, leadership conference scholarships and reduced participation fees for Merced County youth.
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 5:01 PM

Oct. 8 is 4-H Spirit Day

During National 4-H Week 2019, Oct. 8 is 4-H Spirit Day. Nationwide, everyone is encouraged to wear their 4-H shirt, a clover or green to show support for 4-H youth.

UC ANR employees showed their 4-H spirit in 2018.
You can show how UC ANR supports 4-H on 4-H Spirit Day, Tuesday, Oct. 8, by sharing your county or program team's picture on social media and post: “Name of your program/county supports 4-H! #4HSpirit #InspireKidsToDo @ucanr @California4H.”

If you are a California Tractor Supply customer, you can also participate in the 2019 Fall Paper Clover campaign by purchasing paper clovers for $1 or more at checkout Oct. 9–20.

"We are excited to partner with Tractor Supply on this annual fundraising campaign," said Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty 
Statewide 4-H Youth Development Program director. "The paper clover campaign raises approximately $140,000 annually to support California 4-H leadership and camp activities. The funds raised will benefit California 4-H members who wish to attend 4-H camps and leadership conferences across the country." 

Since it began in 2010, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $11 million in essential funding nationwide.



Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 11:37 AM
Tags: 4-H (6), September 2019 (19)

UC ANR shows its 4-H spirit, raises over $80,000 for youth

From left, Lorna Krkich, Greg Gibbs, Maria Fernandez, Kelly Scott, Emily Delk, Mary Ciricillo and Scott Brayton stopped by Tractor Supply in Dixon to buy 4-H Paper Clovers.

UC ANR's 4-H Youth Development Program raised $80,619 for California youth from its supporters purchasing paper clovers at Tractor Supply for $1 or more Oct. 3–14, finishing second only to Texas in the 2018 Fall Paper Clover campaign during National 4-H Week.

For the first time ever, 4-H nationally raised over $1 million in a single Paper Clover campaign. The $1,032,711 is the highest amount ever raised in the annual fundraising campaign.

Enhancing the Tractor Supply Campaign was National 4-H Spirit Day on Oct. 9, on which everyone nationwide was encouraged to wear a 4-H shirt, a clover or green and post selfies on social media using #InspireKidstoDo or #TrueLeaders to show support for 4-H youth. People throughout the state turned green, including many right here at ANR. 

Katie Pannerella, director of Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Program & Policy, and Zac Salinger, Master Food Preserver coordinator, show their 4-H spirit.

By posting photos of ANR employees demonstrating their 4-H spirit on social media, Suzanne Morikawa, marketing and communications specialist for 4-H and EFNEP, took the opportunity to show the connection between 4-H and other ANR programs.

“We really appreciate our ANR colleagues participating in these fun ways to support our 4-H youth!” said Shannon Horrillo, statewide 4-H Program director.

The Paper Clover campaign contributes to the support of California 4-H leadership and camp activities. The funds raised will benefit California 4-H members who wish to attend 4-H camps and leadership conferences across the country. 

Since it began in 2010, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $11 million in essential funding nationwide.

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors presented a proclamation to the local 4-H staff and youth.

Boards of supervisors in Sonoma, Fresno, Marin, Glenn, San Luis Obispo, Mariposa, Santa Barbara, Kern, San Diego, Napa and Imperial counties presented their local 4-H members with resolutions or proclamations for National 4-H Week.

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 2:58 PM
Tags: 4-H (6), October 2018 (20)
Focus Area Tags: 4-H

Wear green on Oct. 9 for 4-H Spirit Day

During National 4-H Week 2018, Tuesday, Oct. 9 is 4-H Spirit Day. Nationwide, everyone is encouraged to wear their 4-H shirt, a clover or green to show support for 4-H.

Please post selfies wearing your 4-H clover, shirt or green on social media using #InspireKidstoDo or #TrueLeaders, the hashtags for National 4-H Week 2018.

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 4:46 PM
Tags: 4-H (6), September 2018 (14)

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