4-H Community Clubs

4-H members in a meeting

4-H clubs provide positive youth development opportunities to meet the needs of young people. Through hands on learning, 4-Her’s experience belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity in their communities. 4-H clubs contain 5 or more youth of 3 or more families that meet regularly with adult volunteers for a long-term progressive series of educational experiences. Clubs are open to all youth regardless of race, color, creed, region, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, or public assistance.

Below are a list of resources for you as you grow your club. Please contact your local county 4-H team for more information about the steps needed to get your club started!

Club Officer Handbooks & Duties

Planning Out Club Meetings

Conducting a Club Meeting

Handling Funds as a 4-H Club:

As a 4-H club that is looking to handle funds (fundraising for fees, charity, materials, dues, etc) you have the opportunity to apply for tax-exempt status for  your club which enables you to be exempt from paying taxes on the funds you collect. Each club should work with their County 4-H Program Staff to begin the process to obtain an EIN (Employee Identification Number). Support materials are provided below for your reference. 

Club/Group

·         Application for New or Replacement 4-H Club Charter and EIN#

·         Bylaws Template for a 4-H Club

Financial and Continuation Report (formerly "Form B") for Clubs - 2 versions:

      o    For Clubs with Bank Accounts

      o    For Clubs without Bank Accounts

Operating Procedures

Thank You Letters for Donors from Clubs

       o    Directions

       o    Sample Letter

       o    Fillable PDF Form (save to your computer before typing)

Affiliates

·         Bylaws Template for Affiliates

·         Financial and Continuation Report (formerly "Form B") for 4-H Affiliates

·         Memorandum of Understanding Template

·         Operating Procedures

·         4-H Organization Tax Exemption Authorization Letters

Thank You Letters for Donors from Affiliates

 o    Directions

 o    Sample Letter

 o    Fillable PDF Form (save to your computer before typing)