IFYE Foundation of the USA, Inc. (formerly known as the International
4-H Youth Exchange Foundation of the USA) was established in
1997 as a non-profit organization. The Foundation holds
a federal income tax exempt status under Section 501 (c) (3)
of the 1986 Internal Revenue Code as amended.
purpose of the IFYE Foundation is to raise funds to finance
the continued growth of the IFYE
programs. The vision is to maintain support for existing exchange
programs and expand such support on a yearly basis.
Foundation authorized a level of expenditures in support of
the 2012 program in the amount of $14,758. This made possible:
$100 fee reduction for each teen delegate participating in
the exchanges managed by States 4-H International
summer teen delegate program of 62 youth included
Australia – 9 youth;
Japan - 47
2011 orientation in Kansas of 7 outbound and 25 inbound participants.
4-H Club Congress
Foundation board member attended the week-long National 4-H
Congress and provided information about 4-H International Exchanges
to over 800 youth and advisors in attendance. The Foundation
also provided $5,000 to support the International Night that
was highly rated.
Countries for the 2011 Program
resources were utilized to facilitate continuation of the program
at the state level.
individuals from four states participated in the 2012 outbound
exchange. Host countries included: Finland, Germany, Norway,
South Korea, Switzerland, Tanzania, and United Kingdom. Twenty-five
exchangees from the countries of Australia, Austria, England,
Finland, Germany, Greece, N. Ireland, South Korea, Sweden,
Switzerland and Taiwan visited families in seven states.
assets as of December 31, 2011 were $84,636.
- The Foundation
sponsors a planned giving program to assist the IFYE family
in considering their estate planning, bequests in their wills
or gifts of insurance and other assets which may be used
to support the long range future of the IFYE program.
- An annual
fund raising campaign is conducted among the IFYE alumni
and program supporters. Corporate
and foundation resources are also being solicited.
as a separate and incorporated non-profit corporation, functions
under a board of directors, representative of the IFYE community.
for information about the Foundation and its programs may be
to the President of the Foundation, 117 NW Elmwood Avenue, Topeka,
KA 66606, or via e-mail by clicking on IFYE
Foundation IFYE program support requests
Foundation has now completed an application
form for IFYE program support requests. The form
(revised September 4, 2012) is two pages long.
- Page one
is the application form.
- Page two
contains the guidelines for completing the application.
may be sent to Marjorie
Loyd, IFYE Foundation President.
forms are to be mailed to Marjorie, at the address
given on the form.
alumni have been generous in their giving to support the IFYE
The Foundation wishes to support the efforts of persons and states
who are providing assistance to keep the program operating.
application form here