The Hancock County 4-H program has been truly blessed by our endowment fund. Thanks to the many individuals and families who have "paid it forward" in order that 4-H programs can continue to flourish here in Hancock County!

County 4-H endowment funds are made possible through individual donations, business and corporate contributions, and fundraising events. Contributions are invested permanently through the Ohio 4-H Foundation and interest income returns to the county to fund local 4-H youth development education programs, and adds value to the county endowment to keep pace with inflation.

You Can Help!

Contributions to the Hancock County 4-H Endowment Fund may be made in several ways:

  • Current Gifts - Cash, securities, grain, livestock, property, corporate matching gifts
  • Planned Gifts - Life insurance, trusts, memorials

All gifts to the Hancock County 4-H Endowment through the Ohio 4-H Foundation are gifts to The Ohio State University and as such are tax exempt to the extent permitted by the law. Link to a contribution form

Annual Endowment Dinner/Auction

Hancock County conducts an annual dinner and auction as the primary 4-H benefit and endowment fundraiser. This is an opportunity for community clubs, businesses, and individuals to donate to the Endowment through cash donations, items or services. This dinner also provides the opportunity to update the public as to how Hancock County 4-H is utilizing the annual return of the Endowment Fund.

Please plan to attend this event. Contact OSU Extension Hancock County (419-422-3851) to request information on tickets.

It is never too early to consider what you might donate. Many handmade items are contributed annually. 4-H memorabilia, antiques, photos, gift baskets, furniture, toys, food items and much more will be given. If possible, please drop items off at the Extension office, or give us a call at 419-422-3851 so that we can anticipate your donation items.

The 2017 benefit dinner and auction raised over $18,000. 

We sincerely appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness to remember and value the 4-H program in this manner.