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Kittitas County 4-H Endowment Trust Fund

Program Contact: Amy Alder, 4-H Program Manager
(509) 962-7565 •

Since 1988, the Kittitas County 4-H Endowment Trust Fund has provided vital financial support to the local 4-H program. Each year, a sustainable percentage of Endowment funds are distributed through the Kittitas County 4-H Council to provide local youth with the support and opportunities they need to thrive as members of our community, county, country, and world.

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About the Kittitas County Endowment Trust Fund

In the last 4-H year, the Endowment provided 70% of the Kittitas County 4-H Council program budget, which allowed 4-H Council to provide:

  • Full sponsorship of state 4-H membership dues ($25) for every Kittitas County 4-H member (over 300 kids)!
  • Materials and supplies for 4-H project activities.
  • $12,000 in college scholarships for 4-H members.
  • Travel funding for youth participating in state and national 4-H competitions and conferences.
  • Over $5,000 in fees and travel funding to secure professional judges for our county fair and pre-show clinics.
  • Funding for project experiences, like horse shows, shooting sports events, and skill-building workshops.
  • Over $62,000 directly to 4-H programs to support and empower local youth!

How can I support the local 4-H Endowment?

  • Cash Gifts (donate online or mail to: Kittitas County 4-H Endowment, PO Box 802, Ellensburg, WA 98926)
  • Memorial Gifts
  • Gifts of Property
  • Bid on the Endowment animal at the Kittitas County Fair Market Sale

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For more information regarding the 4-H Endowment Trust Fund, please contact the Kittitas County Extension Office.

Endowment Letter, Winter 2022 (PDF)

Kittitas County 4-H Endowment Trust Fund Brochure (PDF)

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2022 Scholarship Recipients

The Kittitas County 4-H Endowment Trust Fund, local 4-H County Council, and 4-H program work hand in hand to support our community and kids thanks to generous supporters like you!

Adele Caron:  $2,000
4-H Endowment Trust Fund Scholarship

Shianne Watts:  $2,000
4-H Leaders Council Scholarship

Chloe Mattson:  $2,000
Jeanette K. Burghart Memorial Scholarship

Madeline Meyer:  $2,000
4-H Leaders Council Scholarship

Board of Trustees

  • Dick Wedin
  • Mark Crowley
  • Becky McDowell
  • Connie Dunnington
  • Jackie Brunson
  • Glenna Maskal
  • Winnie Bartsma
  • Carol Shannon
  • WSU Extension Representative:
    • Alison White, 4-H Regional Specialist
    • Amy Alder, Kittitas County 4-H Program Manager
    • Tip Hudson, WSU Kittitas County Extension Director

Ex-Officio Members

  • 4-H Council President
  • 4-H Livestock Committee Chair
  • 4-H Horse Committee Chair
  • Kittitas County Fair Market Sale Chair

The Kittitas County 4-H Endowment Trust Fund is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable corporation.  Donations are tax deductible for federal tax purposes.