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4-H Funds

Please remember that all funds raised in the name of 4-H are 4-H funds, which are non-profit dollars.

These funds must be spent as directed by the club in a manner that furthers the 4-H program’s educational and youth development mission.

If your 4-H club is planning a fundraiser, please call or email the extension office to inform us of this activity, prior to the fundraiser. Request Forms must be submitted. Fund Raisers may be canceled after approval if the club decides not to do it.

If a 4-H member leaves a 4-H club for whatever reason, no money is to be paid to that person. Money raised in the name of 4-H is the property of 4-H and Penn State Extension. If a club dissolves, the money is to be sent to the extension office.

All 4-H funds should be in a bank account under the 4-H Club name. No money is to be in a personal account. Fund raising for your

4-H club is a privilege so be certain to adhere to the guidelines when raising money for your 4-H club.

Please remember, 4-H clubs or committees are not permitted to hold or participate in raffles or games of chance. This is a Penn State policy and one we must adhere to. If you are in a 4-H fund-raising or other 4-H situation that requires you to sign a contract - don't!

All contracts must go through the extension office! In addition, allow enough time for contracts to be processed through Penn State and our insurance carrier.

Sometimes opportunities come up at the last minute. I’ll do what I can to help if you find yourself in this situation.

All grants that are written for a 4-H club or organization, or use 4-H in the grant at any point, must first be reviewed by the extension office prior to filing. Should you have any questions on fundraising, contact the extension office for more information.

Tax Exempt Number

The guidelines regarding PA Sales Tax for 4-H clubs have changed. The Sales Tax Exempt Number formerly found in the V.I.P. Fact sheets for 4-H Volunteers is no longer valid. If you plan on making a purchase for your 4-H club for an educational purpose, contact the extension office for a sales tax exempt number.

All 4-H funds should be in a bank account under the 4-H Club name. No money is to be in a personal account. Fund raising for your 4-H club is a privilege so be certain to adhere to the guidelines when raising money for your 4-H club.