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The Douglas County

4-H Foundation

Douglas County 4-H Foundation will generate and distribute resources to support programs that increase achievement, foster lifelong learning, develop citizenship, and provide Douglas County 4-H youth opportunities to become contributing citizens.


Douglas County 4-H Foundation Grant Mission

To encourage Douglas County 4-H youth to reach their fullest potential through educational opportunities, personal achievement and leadership.  To provide funding for projects that enhance the goals and objectives of the Douglas County 4-H program.  To provide funding to Douglas County 4-H youth, clubs and the 4-H Council for projects, scholarships, and other activities that are deemed appropriate by the Douglas County 4-H Foundation and the 4-H Council.


2020-2021 New Grant Program – See Below!

The Douglas County 4-H Foundation is pleased to present our new grant program for non-livestock projects. Funding is available for Companion Animals, Shooting Sports, S.T.E.M. and General Projects. Applications will be accepted online only from November 1, 2020 through March 1, 2021. Applications close at 11:59pm on March 1, 2021. Applications, instructions, scoring rubric and list of grants available can be found at the link below. Monies will be awarded on a rolling basis. No monies will be awarded for late or incomplete applications.

These grants are for the following areas:

  • Companion Animals
    • Dogs
    • Cats
    • Companion Rabbits
    • Cavy
    • Horses
    • Llama
  • Consumer Science Projects:
    • Artistic Clothing
    • Cake Decorating Contest
    • Clothing Construction
    • Creative Cooks Contest
    • Demonstration/ Speech Arts Contest
    • Fashion Revue
    • Food and Nutrition
    • Heritage Arts
    • Home Design and Décor
    • Self Determined
    • Specialty Foods
    • Food Preservation
  • General Projects:
    • Filmmaking
    • Ceramics
    • Entomology
    • Gardening
    • Global Citizen
    • Horseless Horse
    • Leadership
    • Leathercraft
    • Outdoor Adventures
    • Photography
    • Scrapbooking
    • Sport Fishing
    • Veterinary Sciences
    • Visual Arts
    • Wildlife Conversation
    • Woodworking
  • Shooting Sports
    • Air Rifle
    • Archery
    • Caliber Rifle (.22)
    • .22 Pistol
    • Shotgun
    • Muzzle Loading
    • Air Pistol
    • Outdoor Skills
    • Western Heritage
  • S.T.E.M.
    • Computers
    • Electricity
    • Robotics and Engineering
    • Small Engines
    • Rocketry

Individual Project Grants (One grant request per 4-H MEMBER):

  • Companion Animal Grant Request: Click here.
  • General Project & Consumer Science Grant Request: Click here.
  • Shooting Sports Project Grant Request: Click here.
  • S.T.E.M Projects Grant Request: Click here.

Group Grants (One grant request per GROUP):

Use this grant form if you are applying for a grant for a 4-H event, workshop, etc. If applying for this grant, please understand that you are expected to offer the grant benefits to the entire Douglas County 4-H. (i.e. If you are having a STEM workshop, it needs to be open to all Douglas County 4-H, not just your club).   

  • Group Grant Request: Click here.

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Questions about the grant program? Email: dc4hgrants@gmail.com.