Story County 4-H Foundation

The Story County 4-H Foundation Board was activated in 2004 to oversee the Story County 4H Endowment and to build support for Story County 4-H programs, educational activities, and opportunities for youth.

Support the 4-H Youth of Story County!

Story County 4-H Foundation Brochure


Story County 4-H Foundation Grants

The Story County 4-H Foundation Board reviews and awards grants submitted by 4-H clubs/groups or individuals quarterly.

The objectives of the grant programs are:

  • To support a strong, safe, and vital 4-H program
  • To support educational programs that encourage growth and excitement in youth
  • To make 4-H more accessible to more youth
  • To support and recognize youth and adults in the program

Learn more about the grant program here.


4-H Pathway

Individuals, families, organizations, businesses and groups may purchase recognition bricks which will be permanently installed at the Story County Fair grounds. If you order a brick by September 15, it will be placed in the 4-H Pathway to the future this fall. An engraved granite block or clay brick would make a wonderful way to remember those special times and people you know or have known in the Story County 4-H program. Bricks are available for a donation of $100 and blocks for $250. Your donation is tax deductible.

You may put up to 3 lines (14 characters per line) on a brick and up to 6 lines (14 characters per line) on a block. Logos such as a 4-H clover cost an addition $25.

If you have questions, contact  Jaynee (515-733-2710) or Alison (515-382-6551), Story County Foundation 4-H Board Members. The Pathway campaign is part of the ongoing effort to grow the Story County 4-H Endowment.

Leave your legacy in the Pathway:  4-H Pathway Brick and Block Order Form

The next step: Record the stories behind the people, special events, or other things commemorated by your brick(s) or block(s). We will place this information in a notebook to be shared with people and post some of the stories online. What a great way to remember the history of Story County 4-H and share it with others!


Bridges from Past to Future 4-H

Traces the history of 4-H back to its beginnings in Iowa and shares what is learned and developed by members through 4-H programs. Appearances by Jim Christy, C.J. Gauger, JoAnn Blanchard, Ralph Manning, Suzanna de Baca, Shirley Pilgrim, Eric Hanson, and many former and current 4-H Members.

"Bridges from Past to Future 4-H" DVD Order Form


"Celebrating Story County 4-H "

In 2009, artist Dean Biechler produced an original work of art which brings back memories for all of us of our days at the County Fair.  The original sold for $600 at the Barns, Buttons, 'N' Bows 4-H Fundraiser last fall. 

With a donation of $40, you will receive a limited edition, signed and numbered color print (11" x 14").  A packet of 10 note cards featuring the print is available for a donation of $10.

Here is a great way to support the 4-H youth of Story County and take home a wonderful memento of your 4-H years.

"Celebrating Story County 4-H" Print and Card Order Form

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