As we look back at our 25 years of major milestones in conserving protecting and advancing Missouri’s natural environments and outdoor activitites and can’t help but be amazed at all that has been accomplished.

The Foundation was created in October 1997 as the support foundation of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), providing an additional stream of revenue for Missouri conservation and outdoor initiatives. The Foundation has accomplished so much throughout the years from raising funds for the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City to supporting MDC’s elk restoration project and creating the first Conservation Bank nationwide that protects in perpetuity the federally endangered Indiana Bat and the northern long-eared bat.

“It’s an incredible milestone reaching our 25th anniversary and to continue to provide funding opportunities that support Missouri conservation and outdoor initiatives for generations to come,” said Tricia Burkhardt, MCHF Executive Director. “None of this would be possible without the continued support of our donors, partners, supporters and conservation leaders.”

During our silver anniversary, we are thankful for all the work, relationships and partnerhips we’ve been honored to nuture. None of this would be possible with our supporters! We hope you follow us throughout the year as we share where we’ve been, where we are and where we plan to go!

Consider donating to ensure another 25 years of providing funding that not only conserve vital habitats, wildlife and waterways, but provides opportunities and experiences for all generations to enjoy now and in the future.