The Florida 4-H Club Foundation, Inc., founded in 1963, is a non-profit Corporation organized for educational and charitable purposes under the provisions of Chapter 617 of the Florida Statutes.
It is a Direct Support Organization to the University of Florida, with the sole purpose of supporting the statewide UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program. The responsibility for the 4-H Youth Development Program and authorization for use of the 4-H name and emblem within Florida rests with the Dean of Extension, State 4-H Program Leader, and designated Extension/4-H faculty members. State 4-H staff members also serve management functions of the Foundation to assist it in carrying out its day-to-day operations.
The 4-H Foundation is exempt from federal income tax as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions made to the Foundation are tax-deductible by the donors as provided in section 170 of the Code.
The Foundation also serves as the fiscal agent for many state-level 4-H educational events and activities.