Dallas County 4-H Program receives 4-H Foundation Grant

Perry Pathfinders 4-H member Lily Hollingsworth listens to a judge during the 4-H Static Exhibit Judging Day in 2019. PHOTO COURTESY OF KENDRA WOEHL

AMES –Dallas County was recently awarded a 4-H Grant through the Iowa 4-H Foundation for First Generation Programming.

The Iowa 4-H Foundation is proud to offer grant support to state, regional and county 4-H programs each year valued at more than $200,000. This summer, grants have been awarded to programs from over 20 counties across the state of Iowa, each offering a wide variety of 4-H opportunities and experiences.

Funds given to the Dallas County 4-H program will support youth in a wide variety of project areas. The primary goal of the program is to involve more youth in the Perry community in 4-H activities and opportunities. This program is a new project taken on by the Dallas County Extension Office and it is estimated to serve over 50 individuals. The program will receive $1,000.

“We’re proud to recognize the efforts of the Dallas County 4-H Program through this grant to help them continue their work to support the young people in their communities,” said Emily Saveraid, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “This investment in 4-H gives youth the opportunity to gain valuable skills to benefit them both now and in the future.”

The Iowa 4-H Foundation reviews and awards grant funds twice a year. The grants are made possible through donor contributions and the endowment created as a result of the sale of the Iowa 4-H Center.

A full list of all grant recipients can be found here.