Donate to Penn State Extension

The great work of Penn State Extension is currently funded through state and federal funds, grants, fees, and gifts. All donations to Penn State Extension, from endowments and bequests to annual cash gifts and gifts in-kind, are important to extending our reach to all the people of Pennsylvania.

Gifts of all sizes may be made to Cooperative Extension programs by individuals, corporations, associations, and foundations. These private investments strengthen the mission of Penn State Extension, which strives to improve the health, well-being and security of youth, families and communities; conserve and enhance natural resources; and strengthen agriculture and food systems across the Commonwealth and beyond.

Private giving is vital to securing and strengthening Extension programs.

Gifts and sponsorships may be made to any of our programs. Several programs popular with donors are highlighted below.

  • Health and Nutrition programming
  • Strong Women program
  • Dining with Diabetes program
  • 4-H Youth Development

Donations to these programs will help extend the program to other locations, provide scholarships for program participants and professional development for extension educators.

You may also designate your gift for Extension or 4-H in a specific county.

Donate Now


Access the University's secure online donation payment option website. Select your gift designation from the drop down menu. If you do not see the program you are interested listed, please select "Other" and write your gift designation in the comments section.

Example: Dining with Diabetes


To mail in a check made out to Penn State, print out and complete the "Make a Gift" form and mail to

Penn State University
College of Agricultural Sciences Development Office
c/o 4-H/Extension
240 Ag Administration Building
University Park PA 16802

The College of Agricultural Sciences Development team will be happy to assist and answer your questions. We will be happy to provide information on:

  • Gift Planning (annuities, stock gifts, real estate, etc)
  • Bequests
  • Corporate giving and sponsorships
  • Naming opportunities
  • Scholarships and endowments

Contact Us

Ag Sciences Development, 4-H and Extension
240 Ag Administration Building
University Park PA 16802