Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

National FFA Foundation, Inc.

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • http://www.ffa.org

Mission Statement

The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, foundations and individuals to secure resources for the future of education, agriculture and student leader development.

Main Programs

  1. Youth Development Programs
Service Areas

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National

The National FFA Foundation serves agricultural education programs and organizations in all fifty states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

ruling year

1945

President

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Molly A Ball

Keywords

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Leadership, Personal Growth, Career Success, Food, Fiber, Natural Resources, Youth Development

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EIN

54-6044662

 Number

8071323206

Physical Address

6060 FFA Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46278

Also Known As

FFA

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (K12)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The National FFA Organization develops the potential of students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The organization serves 557,318 members in 7,498 chapters in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. These young men and women are preparing for careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.

 

 
 

 

For almost a century, the three-circle model of agricultural education/FFA has been hailed for connecting theory with practical application and motivational reinforcement necessary for student success. By integrating personal, academic and career development experiences, the agricultural education profession today offers local school systems a proven program to enhance student achievement, boost graduation rates, prepare a 21st century workforce, guide students to postsecondary opportunities and develop leaders who will build local communities and secure agriculture’s next generation.

Programs

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Program 1

Youth Development Programs

FFA recognizes over 100,000 students for career achievement, provides direct leadership training for over 60,000 students, administers a two million dollar scholarship program, provides international experiences in 25 countries and publishes a six-issue member magazine annually.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$11,107,132.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The National FFA Foundation serves agricultural education programs and organizations in all fifty states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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al FFA Foundation Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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National FFA Foundation, Inc.

Leadership

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President

Molly A Ball

BIO

“Ball brings a wealth of experience, proven philanthropic leadership and a diverse skill set to the National FFA Foundation,” said Mark Timm, chairman of the National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees. “She is deeply committed to the traditions and mission of the National FFA Organization. She will bring passion, high energy and enthusiasm to our team of fund-raising professionals charged with securing critical financial resources required to provide premier growth, leadership and personal growth opportunities to FFA members throughout the country each day.”

Before joining the National FFA Foundation, Ball held titles of vice president for development and college relations at Monmouh College in Monmouth, Illinois, executive director of development and senior major gift officer at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich.; executive director of the Michigan FFA Foundation; and regional representative with Farm Bureau serving both Lansing and Howell, Mich.

Originally from Vicksburg, Mich., Ball was an FFA member in high school and went on to earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture and natural resources communications with emphasis on agribusiness management and marketing from Michigan State University. She received her Certified Fund-Raising Manager accreditation from the Indiana University Center of Philanthropy.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. John R Green

Agco

Term: Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

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