Why we need your support
Each and every day, WVU Extension Service works to strengthen West Virginia. Through education and outreach programming in the areas of 4-H and youth development; agriculture and natural resources; and family and community development, our experts bring research-based knowledge to encourage know-how, curiosity and innovation to West Virginia in all 55 counties.
WVU Extension Service educators and volunteers help build and sustain collaborations and partnerships with people and organizations throughout the state to improve the lives and communities of West Virginians through the pillars of health, education and prosperity. We invite you to partner with us by investing in the future of West Virginia.
During WVU Day of Giving, WVU Extension Service joins the University in a request for unrestricted support. When you provide a gift to the Dean and Director’s Fund, your local county fund or one of our units’ annual funds, your gift is invested back into our communities for opportunities of growth and impact.
How you can help
Take a closer look at our priority funds. Please note that you can give to your county program by typing in the county name on the giving page under “In Honor of” if it’s not listed in either of the drop-down tabs.
• Extension Service Dean/Director’s Greatest Needs Fund
Gifts to this fund support the greatest needs and efforts of all programming for WVU Extension Service as determined by the dean and director.
• WVU Energy Express
Gifts to this fund support Energy Express, an award-winning, six-week summer nutrition and reading program serving more than 3,000 children in low-income, rural areas throughout the state.
• 4-H State Camp Programming Fund
Gifts to this fund support the greatest needs of WVU Extension Service 4-H and Youth Development and provide support for programming, education, camps and initiatives. Funds here are flexible and immediately available, enabling the state director to provide them wherever they're most urgently needed to continually make the best better in West Virginia 4-H. Your support directly benefits all 55 counties and provides multiple state and national 4-H opportunities.
• 4-H State Camping Scholarship Fund
Gifts to this fund provide 4-H camp scholarships for youths to attend West Virginia state 4-H camps. The cost of sending one camper to a state 4-H camp for the week can be $400. Your support helps youths with financial need receive limitless opportunities.
• Agriculture and Natural Resources Annual Fund
Gifts to this fund support the greatest needs of WVU Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources and provide support to programming, education and initiatives.
• Family and Community Development Annual Fund
Gifts to this fund support the greatest needs of the department to assist in programming to address the substance abuse disorder impact on children and the workforce.
• West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network
Gifts to this fund provide support to sustain partnerships and raise awareness of the importance and accessibility of high-quality after-school and summer learning programs for all school-age children.
• WVU Small Farm Center
Gifts to this fund provide support for the WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center to equip West Virginia’s small farm families with the information and education required to make them both sustainable and successful.
• WVU Fire Service Extension Junior Firefighter Fund
Gifts to this fund support the operation of the WVU Extension Service National Junior Firefighter Camp. Over the course of the six-day camp, youths ages 14 to 17 receive hands-on safety training and a glimpse into the world of firefighting. Your support helps youths from West Virginia’s 55 counties who are interested in becoming a volunteer or career firefighter achieve their dreams at a critical time, when less people are entering the field.
• WVU Safety & Health Extension Training & Services Fund
Gifts to the fund will support the greatest needs of WVU Safety & Health Extension. This includes, but is not limited to providing training and occupational safety and health services to WV non-profits, hard to reach under-served workers and businesses, workers in high risk industries, students, youth and adults preparing for vocational careers and engaged or preparing for work with risk of injury and illness. Use of funds will be determined by the WVU Extension Director - Safety & Health and approved by the WVU Dean/Director of Extension Service.
• WVU Jackson's Mill Restoration & Improvement Fund
Gifts to this fund provide support for the restoration, historic preservation and capital improvement of WVU Jackson's Mill.
• Preston County 4-H Fund
This fund shall support and advance the work of the Preston County 4-H Youth Development program through 4-H camp scholarships and 4-H programs/activities in Preston County. This includes, but is not limited to: county, state and National 4-H event scholarships, the funding of projects, camps, conferences, the purchase of equipment, improvement needs, meeting the costs of necessary travel, personnel and other services, awards and recognition, general expenses and all other needs as the Preston County 4-H Club and the Preston County 4-H Agent deem appropriate as defined in this MOU.
• 4-H Greatest Needs Fund
Gifts to this fund support the greatest needs of WVU Extension Service 4-H and Youth Development and provide support for programming, education, camps and initiatives. Funds here are flexible and immediately available, enabling the state director to provide them wherever they're most urgently needed, whether it;s for an investment to enhance educational programming or a safety net to handle unforeseen costs that would otherwise strain resources. Your support directly benefits all 55 counties and provides multiple state and national 4-H opportunities
For a more robust list of specific county and program funds, please see the drop-down tab when making your gift, write the county name in the “In Honor of” section or contact 304.293.5692 or firstname.lastname@example.org.