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Erie Office

111 South Butler
Erie, KS 66733
Fax:  620-244-3829

Fort Scott Office

210 South National
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Fax:  620-223-0332

Iola Office

1 North Washington
Iola, KS 66749
Fax:  620-365-7944

Yates Center Office

211 W. Butler
Yates Center, KS  66783
Fax:  620-625-8645


Bourbon County 4-H Foundation

Application for Funding - Bourbon County 4-H Development Fund

National Event Scholarship Application

What is the Bourbon County 4-H Development Fund?

The Bourbon County 4-H Development fund is a not-for-profit, charitable organization formed to support 4-H members in Bourbon County as they take part in educational events and activities.

How are the funds to be used?

To provide financial assistance for county, state, national and international 4-H events. These include, but are not limited to

  • Citizenship Washington Focus
  • County 4-H Camp
  • Discovery Days
  • Kansas City 4-H Global Conference
  • Kansas Youth Leadership Forum
  • International 4-H Youth Exchange

To provide funding for additional educational programs.

To provide scholarships to 4-H members wishing to further their education beyond high school.

What's the difference between this and the 4-H Foundation?

The Kansas 4-H Foundation uses its funds to support a wide variety of statewide programs.

Your donation to the Bourbon County 4-H Development Fund is designed specifically to benefit Bourbon County's 4-H members and youth programs.

How is the program funded?

Funding comes from gifts and donations from people like you. Overhead costs are very low because the Development Fund has no paid staff.

What a great birthday, anniversary, or holiday gift to honor those hard-to-buy-for people in your life. Or perhaps your Development Fund is a will, trust or insurance policy.

Any contribution, regardless of the amount, will be acknowledged with a receipt and heartfelt thanks!

Checks may be made payable to the Bourbon County 4-H Development Fund and mailed to Southwind Extension, 210 South National, Fort Scott, KS 66701-1330.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes. A ruling issued to the U.S. Department of Agriculture by the Internal Revenue Service on Feb. 9, 1973 recognized the charitable status on 4-H clubs and affiliated organizations.