About Us


The Clover Foundation of Santa Clara County is a non-profit corporation organized by spirited public citizens dedicated to the development and growth of the county’s youth. The Foundation utilizes private resources to enable individuals or organizations to advance the membership, leadership, and influence of 4-H, FFA, and other agricultural youth development programs. 

Our Mission

To preserve for California youth the native values of rural life by promoting agriculture, home economics, and citizenship education. We encourage study in these and related fields contributing to youth and world development. 


Your donation will help the youth of Santa Clara County to obtain:

  • Initiative and leadership skills
  • Responsibility toward their community
  • Service to others through the principles of living and working cooperatively

The Foundation is staffed by a board of volunteers, all with extensive experience working with youth development programs.

For more information on The Clover Foundation of Santa Clara County, please contact us at Information@thecloverfoundation.org or call 408.674.3491.



2020 Virtual Fair – Huge Success

CONGRATULATIONS TO SALENE DUARTE This year brought many challenges to our Santa Clara County Fair.  We would like to especially thank Salene Duarte for her countless hours and dedication to making the 2020 Virtual Fair a huge success! Clover Foundation Virtual...

Pig In A Freezer | Turkey Tickets

This year we are doing things a bit differently. You have been selected to participate in our annual drawings. We wanted to thank you for all the support you have given us this past year. Please fill out the following form and select a ticket for either a Pig in a...

Clover Foundation Heritage Hog Program & Scholarship

Clover Foundation Heritage Hog Program & Scholarship Due Date: Friday, November 1, 2019 (Must be postmarked as such) No application packets will be accepted beyond this date The Clover Foundation of Santa Clara County is looking for a local Santa Clara...

2018 Scholarship Winners

Scholarship winners announced during the auction at the 2018 Santa Clara County Fair.  This is temporary and new picture coming!   Congratulations to each of the FFA and 4-H Clover Foundation Scholarship winners for their dedication, leadership, and...

Heritage Hog – Ilona Mauro & Shamrock!

  This year’s Heritage Hog, Shamrock heads to the auction at the Santa Clara county fair on Saturday, August 4th, weighing in at 259 pounds. Coming into this, I knew that I would get more out of it then just the scholarship. Raising this year’s heritage hog came...

John Haggerty – You will be missed!

We are deeply saddened to announce that John Haggerty, Board Member of The Clover Foundation,  died unexpectedly on June 7th, 2018.  We mourn the loss of our amazing dear friend and our thoughts and prayers go out to John’s wife, Carol, and his children,...


Meet the 2018 Clover Foundations Heritage Hog Winner – Ilona Mauro!

I am Ilona Mauro.  At school I am known for my roles in the theater and dance productions.  But I am more pleased to introduce myself here as this year’s recipient of the Clover Foundation Heritage Hog Scholarship. I also serve on the Santa Clara County...

Pig Heads to Market – Gilroy Dispatch

Gilroy Disptach Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 11:06 am   Early in the morning as the rest of the city sleeps, out in the rural edges of town past the Sonic Drive-In and the last Subway before Pacheco Pass, Gilroy teen, Julianna Figone, is already awake and...

Our Programs

Your donation to The Clover Foundation of Santa Clara County is an investment in agricultural education of local youth and the future of your community in Santa Clara County, CA.  All gifts gratefully acknowledged.  For gifts of property or other non-cash gifts, please contact The Clover Foundation of Santa Clara County Board by mail, email or by calling 408.674.3491. The Clover Foundation of Santa Clara County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization EIN# 94-2744667 and all monies raised are spent on youth development.


The designated winner(s) may receive up to a $3,500 scholarship; additional awards may be given. The winner(s) will be formally recognized during the Santa Clara County Fair.


Be part of the Clover Foundation by raising the next Heritage Hog. We will cover the expenses for the purchase and feed of the animal, and you will show it at the 2021 Santa Clara County Fair. 


Zero-interest Livestock Loans for 4-H and FFA market animals are available for youth residing in Santa Clara County. Available for market sheep, swine, market goat or steers. 

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