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National 4-H Council

CharityWatch report issued
April 2019

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

National 4-H Council
7100 Connecticut Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-4999

Other Names

Global Clover Network
National 4-H Congress Foundation

Tax Status




Stated Mission

To increase investment and participation in 4-H positive youth development programs in the important areas of science, healthy living and citizenship.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2017

Program Percentage: 87%

The percentage of National 4-H Council's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $15

How many dollars National 4-H Council spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
National 4-H Council IRS Form 990 36-2862206
Global Clover Network IRS Form 990 52-2292242
National 4-H Congress Foundation IRS Form 990 45-2572008
National 4-H Activities Foundation IRS Form 990-EZ 52-2292245
National 4-H Council & Controlled Affiliates Audited Consolidated Financial Statements Multiple
Entity: National 4-H Council
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 36-2862206
Entity: Global Clover Network
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 52-2292242
Entity: National 4-H Congress Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 45-2572008
Entity: National 4-H Activities Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990-EZ
Tax ID: 52-2292245
Entity: National 4-H Council & Controlled Affiliates
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
National 4-H Council
meets governance benchmarks.
National 4-H Council
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy No Sharing  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Donald T. Floyd, Jr. Past CEO $658,188
2 Jennifer Sirangelo President/CEO $504,440
3 Andrew Ferrin Senior VP, Chief Strategy Officer $304,016
Name: Donald T. Floyd, Jr.
Title: Past CEO
Compensation: $658,188
Name: Jennifer Sirangelo
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $504,440
Name: Andrew Ferrin
Title: Senior VP, Chief Strategy Officer
Compensation: $304,016

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
CharityWatch's rating of National 4-H Council also includes the financial activities of the controlled affiliates consolidated in the National 4-H Council's audited financial statements for the fiscal year-ended June 30, 2017.

Each of the controlled affiliates included in CharityWatch's rating of National 4-H Council is organized as a 501(c)(3) public charity; the controlled affiliates are as follows: (1) National 4-H Activities Foundation; (2) National 4-H Congress Foundation; and (3) Global Clover Network, Inc. (formerly National 4-H Foundation for Innovation, Inc.). All significant transactions between the organizations, including all inter-organization balances, have been eliminated in the audit consolidation.
According to the National 4-H Council consolidated audit of June 30, 2017, the Council reports receiving donated in-kind services on which it placed a value of $360,023 in fiscal 2017.

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]
According to the National 4-H Council tax filing for the fiscal year-ended June 30, 2017, the Council reports for Business Transactions Involving Interested Persons a transaction in the amount of $327,930, described as follows:

"Legal Services -- Edward J. Beckwith, who is an officer of National 4-H Council, also works at the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP, an independent contractor, which provides a full range of legal services for the Organization. All fees are reviewed and approved by the CEO monthly and all legal services provided are reviewed annually by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees" (IRS Form 990, Schedule L, Parts IV & V).