Better Business Bureau Report for
Oldham County 4-H Council

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2016

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Oldham County 4-H Council
Address: 1815 North Highway 393
  LaGrange, KY 40031
Phone: 502-222-9453
Web Address:
Also known as:4-H Council of Oldham County
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1968, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Oldham County 4-H Council is sponsored by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. The Council uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to become competent, caring and contributing citizens of the world. This mission is accomplished by using the knowledge and resources of the land grant university system along with the involvement of caring adults. Oldham County 4-H is one of 120 4-H programs in the State of Kentucky.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Oldham County 4-H Council (4-H) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Oldham County 4-H is a youth development program for boys and girls ages 9-19 that teaches knowledge, skills, and values that they will use their entire lives, including community service, leadership, communication, decision making, responsibility, and fairness. These skills are taught through clubs with volunteers serving as leaders. 4-H is also organized in the fourth and fifth grades in many schools in the county. Educational programs and club opportunities are offered in both formal and informal educational settings. Character Education and Leadership Development are offered in formal classroom settings. Informal educational programs include 4-H camp, reality store, communication skills, leadership development, and life skills training such as woodworking, gardening, and sewing.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, 4-H's program expenses were:

4-H Camp 40,572
Character Counts 15,084
Project Days 2,695
4-H Fair 2,663
Teen Conference 2,225
Reality Store 2,131
Member Recognition 1,890
Leader Certification 1,259
Communication Day 659
4-H Club Support 179
4-H Summit 100
Total Program Expenses: $69,457
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Chief Executive : Kelly Woods, Extension agent for 4-H Youth Development

Chair of the Board: Terri Griffin
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Teacher

Board Size: 12

Paid Staff Size: 2

Oldham County 4 H is administered by the University of Kentucky Extension Service and the CEO is a salaried employee of the U of K Extension Service.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising methods include grant proposals, memberships and program fees, and specific program support appeals.

In addition, the Oldham County 4 H Council is a Metro United Way member agency.

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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Oldham County 4-H's internally produced financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

Ending net assets as reported below are unrestricted net assets.

Source of Funds  
Program fees 65,446
Direct public support 31,412
Total Income $96,858


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 97%    Administrative: 3% 

Total income $96,858
Program expenses $69,457
Fund raising expenses 0
Administrative expenses 1,946
Total expenses $71,403
Income in Excess of Expenses 25,455
Beginning net assets 0
Ending net assets 0
Total liabilities 0
Total assets $0

This report was originally posted December 2013. Financial information was updated in April 2015.

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