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Q: What is the National FFA Foundation?

A: The foundation is a separately-registered nonprofit organization and works with business, industry, individuals and organizations that contribute funds for FFA programs and initiatives. FFA programs are funded through corporate and individual donations and sponsorships at the local, state and national levels.
The foundation also raises support for other organizations in the agricultural education community, such as professional associations for agriculture teachers.

Q: How do I make a donation?

A: You can make a secure donation online, by phone at 317-802-6060 or by mail to National FFA Foundation, P.O. Box 68960, Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960.
Read more about ways to give.

Q: How is the National FFA Foundation connected to the National FFA Organization?

A: The National FFA Foundation serves as a fundraising arm for the National FFA Organization and various agricultural education-related organizations that are members of the National Council for Agricultural Education. In doing so, the foundation promotes youth leadership and career development primarily in the agriculture industry. The foundation funds awards, scholarships and other recognitions as authorized by FFA national board of directors.

Q: How is the FFA structured?

A: The National FFA Organization is a federated system of state associations, located in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. Each state is typically divided into districts or regions and each made up of numerous local chapters. FFA members engage in the FFA on a local level and have opportunities to engage on a regional, state and national level for more advanced leadership and competition activities. The National FFA Organization is governed by a national board of directors.

Q: Isn't FFA just about farming, agriculture and agricultural education? Aren’t you the Future Farmers of America?

A: Agricultural education is the foundation of FFA but FFA provides leadership opportunities that extend far beyond the industry of agriculture. As the agriculture industry has changed, so has the National FFA Organization. In 1988, members changed the name from Future Farmers of America to simply the National FFA Organization. FFA prepares students for more than 300 careers in agriculture, including business, science, food safety and security and production. ​

Q: Why should I support FFA?

A: FFA develops members by providing opportunities for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Your contribution supports our nation’s youth both in and outside the classroom. For corporate sponsors, corporate brands can reach more than a half-million students. Sponsoring the National FFA Organization allows the opportunity to develop brand loyalty with young influencers, their families and their instructors.

Q: How many people does my contribution reach?

A: Your contribution reaches more than 1.5 million people each year – more than 600,000 FFA members, other students in agricultural education classes, parents and more than 11,000 teachers.

Q: Why do people give to the National FFA Foundation?

A: People choose to give to FFA for a variety of reasons. Most commonly, they give because the mission of the National FFA Organization supports youth leadership development. In research completed in 2009, 73 percent give to FFA for this reason. Additionally, 65 percent give to FFA because the organization’s mission aligns with their own.

Many individual and corporate donors give to the FFA to give back to the organization that provided priceless opportunities for them. Financially supporting FFA supports the sustainability of our organization and the future of our agriculture industry.

Q: Is my donation to the National FFA Foundation tax deductible?

A: Yes, any donation to the National FFA Foundation is tax deductible due to our 501(c)3 status.