The eXtension Foundation identifies itself as "a membership-based non-profit designed to be the engine fueling U.S. Cooperative Extension’s advancement in making a more visible and measurable impact in support of education outreach from land-grant universities/colleges located in every state and territory. eXtension provides an array of opportunities for Extension professionals that foster innovation creation, the adoption of innovations at member institutions, and increased impact of Extension programs. This work is supported by membership dollars and funding from USDA-NIFA, grant no. 2019-41595-30123."
On November 17, 2014 the Cooperative Extension Section voted to move eXtension national program to a membership, fee-driven model effective January 1, 2015. The eXtension Foundation member-based nonprofit was established to advance exceptional technology enhanced learning environments while building on Cooperative Extension’s faculty and staff, content, and leadership resources. To explore more about eXtension go to www.extension.org.
Prior to the new model the eXtension assessment was calculated at 0.8% of each Section member institution’s receipt of formula funds from the previous year in the Smith-Lever 3(b) and (c) and 1890 Extension (Section 1444) lines. To obtain historical background before 2015 on eXtension, contact the ECOP National Office Executive Director.