The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization that helps meet financial needs placed on natural resource conservation and conservation-related outdoor recreation. Since our founding in 1997, we have allocated over $26 million for conservation funding statewide.

Our Mission: MCHF advances the conservation and appreciation of forest, fish and wildlife resources by applying financial resources to the priorities of the Missouri Department of Conservation in collaboration with donors and other partners.

Missourians live in a state with abundant natural resources, and those of us who cherish the outdoors are in good company: Thousands of people and hundreds of organizations care about and work to conserve natural Missouri.

But conservation takes funding – and for most groups, funding is a challenge. We address this challenge by helping meet financial needs placed on natural resource conservation and conservation-related outdoor recreation.

By working with Missouri Department of Conservation staff members, who have already researched areas of greatest conservation priority, we fund projects that address immediate conservation and outdoor-recreation needs. Conservation Department staff members also partner with conservation groups statewide, and these groups in turn invest funds of their own in projects that we support. Find the MCHF Request for Proposals application and instructions here.

Priority Service Lines

MCHF is devoted to supporting and raising funds for the following areas:

  • Clean water
  • Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP)
  • Youth/Disabled youth hunting, fishing, archery and outdoor skills programs
  • Migratory birds
  • Pollinatry/Monarch and other wildlife habitats
  • Veterans/Disabled veterans hunting adn fishing programs
  • Land banks/Conservation easements for endangered species/species of concern

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Where We Work

The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation awards funding to worthy conservation projects in all parts of Missouri, from rural areas to major cities. You can search for projects we have funded by county or region using our project database or by going to Selected Projects to obtain more specific information on certain projects.