Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation
2901 W. Truman Blvd
Jefferson City MO 65109
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (800) 227-1488
Mission Statement
Investing in Your Conservation Legacy
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.

Guiding Principles:  To ensure the continued success of the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation, the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers embrace the following guiding principles:
  • Conservation Values. Assure that Foundation activities are consistent with sound conservation science, principles, and practices and address priority needs for conserving Missouri’s natural resources and conservation heritage.
  • Ethical Behavior. Maintain the highest standard of ethical behavior in everything we do, and engage in projects and activities that contribute to the public welfare while furthering our mission.
  • Effective Partnering. Recognize the Missouri Department of Conservation as our primary strategic partner in identifying and addressing priority conservation needs, and actively collaborate with other organizations, corporations, and individuals who share our goals.
  • High Fiduciary Standards. Adhere to the highest fiduciary standards in the solicitation, investment, management and accounting of financial resources entrusted to us.
  • Efficient Use of Resources. Maximize benefits and return on use of financial resources by maintaining low administrative and overhead costs, by leveraging resources with partners, and by supporting projects with high likelihood of long-term success.
  • Effective Communications. Publicize our needs, plans, programs and successes while simultaneously respecting the privacy and desires of donors and partners.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Chris Vitello
Board Chair Mr. Jim Carson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Carson-Mitchell, Inc.
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1997
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Investing in Your Conservation Legacy
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.

Guiding Principles:  To ensure the continued success of the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation, the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers embrace the following guiding principles:
  • Conservation Values. Assure that Foundation activities are consistent with sound conservation science, principles, and practices and address priority needs for conserving Missouri’s natural resources and conservation heritage.
  • Ethical Behavior. Maintain the highest standard of ethical behavior in everything we do, and engage in projects and activities that contribute to the public welfare while furthering our mission.
  • Effective Partnering. Recognize the Missouri Department of Conservation as our primary strategic partner in identifying and addressing priority conservation needs, and actively collaborate with other organizations, corporations, and individuals who share our goals.
  • High Fiduciary Standards. Adhere to the highest fiduciary standards in the solicitation, investment, management and accounting of financial resources entrusted to us.
  • Efficient Use of Resources. Maximize benefits and return on use of financial resources by maintaining low administrative and overhead costs, by leveraging resources with partners, and by supporting projects with high likelihood of long-term success.
  • Effective Communications. Publicize our needs, plans, programs and successes while simultaneously respecting the privacy and desires of donors and partners.
Background Statement
The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation (MCHF) was founded in September 1997 to meet the increasing demand placed on Missouri's natural resources. Public demand for development of areas for outdoor activities simply exceeds the Missouri Dept of Conservation's funding capability. The Foundation facilitates local partnerships and helps to fund conservation projects that make an impact in your community, including funding for many grant projects either administered or sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and other conservation partners across the state. Since MCHF's founding, we have raised and committed over $20 million for various projects including and not limited to disabled and kids fishing and hunting clinics, Kansas City Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center (an urban nature center), peregrine falcon release (Springfield), cold-water trout stream frontage purchase, education projects throughout the state and wetlands restoration. All donated funds are used for projects. We also raise funds from Missouri Conservation License plate sales.
 
 
If you want to support conservation but don't know where to start, you can choose from a number of categories, including:
  • Land and Coldwater Stream Acquisition,
  • Nature Centers, Habitat Restoration,
  • Kids Fishing and Youth Hunting Events, MO Girls Discover Nature Camps, 
  • MO Stream Teams,
  • Missouri Department of Conservation Volunteer Training Program
  • Wildlife Enforcement and Anti-Vandalism fund.
  • Construction of a new public outreach facility at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery near Branson. 
 
MCHF works on forest, fish and wildlife projects in partnership with public and private groups. The projects support healthy forest, fish and wildlife populations; serve local communities with programs such as nature centers and fishing clinics; and educate the next generation of Missourians about conservation stewardship and ethics.
Impact Statement
2014 Accomplishments:
 
  1. Helped conservation partners throughout Missouri by providing over $36,850 for more than 17 partnership grant projects (see project database at www.mochf.org).
  2. Protected high-quality streams and aquatic life in key watersheds through the Stream Stewardship Trust Fund program by approving  grant requests for streambank stabilization projects, purchasing conservation easements, land acquisitions and several low-water crossing replacements.
  3. Accepted donations and provided grant dollars to support Discover Nature Girls Camps in all eight Missouri Department of Conservation regions of the state of Missouri. Also accepted funds and provided support for several youth hunting and fishing clinics throughout the state.
  4. Accepted funds to purchase two trailers and equipment for the Missouri Girls Discover Nature camps. This equipment will be shared across the state for all the girls camps mentioned above.
  5. Produced and printed the book: Waterfowl Hunting and Wetlands Conservation: A Model of Collaboration. Donations were received to cover the printing costs and all net profits from books sold will be used for enhancing waterfowl and wetland conservation throughout the state of Missouri.
 
2015 Goals:
 
  1. To annually support projects dedicated to preserving, conserving, and enhancing Missouri’s forest, fish and wildlife resources through the MCHF grant process.
  2. To support projects dedicated to promoting citizen opportunities to use, appreciate, enjoy and learn about Missouri’s forest, fish and wildlife resources
  3. To build a permanent, sustainable source of private funding that will support a wide variety of conservation projects and actions in perpetuity.
  4. To conserve critical stream resources in strategic locations throughout Missouri using the Stream Stewardship Trust Fund.
  5. To strengthen conservation partnerships.
Needs Statement
  1. Funding/partners for land acquisition opportunities, particularly prairie lands  
  2. Funds and volunteers for MO Stream Team projects including water quality sampling, river and stream cleanup and community awareness outreach projects
  3. Partners/funding for Conservation volunteers which includes nature center, discovery center and hunter education volunteers throughout the state
  4. Funds for various programs that teach or provide opportunities for youth hunting and fishing events and women in the outdoors events.
  5. Providing funding and support for Discover Nature Schools and the Missouri National Archery in Schools program.

 

Service Categories
Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Environmental Education
Land Resources Conservation
Areas of Service
MO
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Anita B. Gorman, Board Director Emeritus: The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation provides a way for people to protect the places they love or promote an activity, such as fishing, that has provided a lifetime of fulfillment.
 
David Reynolds, former Chairman, Board of Directors: Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation's goals are to - Protect clean, healthy waters and wetlands - Help private landowners and communities support and advance conservation - Promote conservation of plants, animals and related habitats - Support conservation education - Preserve Missouri's outdoor recreation heritage. We are very proud of our conservation partners and the projects and programs we have supported, and we invite you to join us in investing in your conservation legacy.
 
Former Board President Julius Wall stated, “My hope and much of my work as a volunteer with the Foundation,” said Mr. Wall, “has been to try to ensure that our children and grandchildren would have the opportunity to share the same experiences in the fields and lakes that I have had over the past six decades.”
Programs
Description
The Mo Conservation Heritage Foundation (MCHF) provides monetary support to fund various hunting and fishing events, targeted mainly to children, women and people with disabilities, including disabled veterans. In the past, MCHF has provided programs and opportunities including funding for the MO National Archery in Schools Program, Wounded Warrior and Peterson Outdoors hunts for disabled veterans, constructing hunting blinds for people with disabilities, kids fishing clinics, MO Girls Discover Nature Camps and several youth hunting clinics. These programs are sponsored by MO Department of Conservation staff and various organizations to provide opportunities in the outdoors which would not happen without the support of MCHF through donations from individuals and organizations. 

If you wish to designate your entire gift or a percentage thereof to Fishing and Hunting for Kids, Women and people with disabilities, please indicate this in the "Special Instructions" box when you make your on-line donation.
Program Budget $40,000.00
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Hunting & Fishing
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Females, People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Short-Term Success

A successful year is to recruit hunters and fishermen from this targeted group, and enhance opportunities.

Long-Term Success Ultimate change from this program is to provide opportunities for kids, women and people with disabilities in the outdoors.
Program Success Monitored By

Within each program, the opportunity to recruit new participants and actually have to turn away some individuals.

Examples of Program Success

In the past two years, programs have filled to capacity.  We have received favorable comments from both staff and participants on success of the programs.

Description Missouri Stream Team is a working partnership of citizens who are concerned and passionate about Missouri streams. The program has three goals: Education: Provides training and information to citizens to better understand our stream systems and the problems and opportunities they face. Stewardship: "Hands-on" projects such as litter control, streambank stabilization, streamside tree planting, water quality monitoring, and storm drain stenciling get citizens involved on-the-ground. Advocacy: Citizens can speak on behalf of an adopted stream. Your contributions are used to purchase water quality monitoring equipment, trash bags, work gloves, first-aid kits, Stream Team Curriculum, training workshops and incentives for the volunteers. Stream Team volunteers benefit from every dollar contributed to this.
If you wish to designate your entire gift or a percentage to Missouri Stream Team, please indicate in the "Special Instructions" box when you make your on-line donation.
Program Budget $80,000.00
Category Environment, General/Other Watershed Conservation
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success

In 2014, the Stream Team Program celebrated its 25th anniversary. Through the generosity of individual donors, along with partnership grants, the Foundation has donated over $100,000. These funds helped pay for a variety of Stream Team activities, from cleanup activities to training to water quality monitoring supplies.  

During 2013, Stream Teams have . . .

 collected 688 tons of trash, planted 24,556 trees, stenciled 1,935 storm drains, conducted 1,015 water monitoring trips, given 81 presentations to other groups, completed 275 educational events, and reported 151,923 total volunteer hours.

The stream team program continues to grow and maintains a constant number of active stream teams who volunteer countless hours of dedication toward keeping Missouri streams beautiful.  This program receives much support from various groups and local businesses throughout the state of Missouri.

Long-Term Success The long term goals of the program include: Improved water quality, a better educated citizenry in streams and stream functions and citizen action to conserve Missouri's streams. With over 4,600 Teams on board, 3,876 very active, approximately 85,000 members are working to improve our streams. An average of 200 Teams have registered each year since the program began. This was accomplished with very little recruitment effort and reveals how much Missourians care about their stream resources. From the largest rivers in the state to the smallest backyard tributaries, groups have adopted more than 25,000 miles of flowing water. In the greater Kansas City area, Stream Teams are making a difference in rivers like the Blue and the Little Blue with huge efforts to remove over a century of trash making them safer and cleaner for the health and well being of all who use and enjoy them.
Program Success Monitored By We know that providing quality volunteer training is essential for Stream Teams. People have limited time and they want to know their time is not being wasted. The program gives volunteers a sense of value. Newly established teams and team mentors tell us that MO Stream Team is on track.
Examples of Program Success Missouri leads the nation in volunteer stream organizations. There are over 4,600 active teams that have been established and they report their team activities. Trained volunteers provide invaluable information on water quality monitoring which is used by agency biologists to ensure stream water is cleaner. Lesser amounts of trash is picked up during annual Trash Bash days - however, it seems that stream trash will always be with us. Workshops are provided to many stream team members to enhance their knowledge of aquatic species and habitat, water quality monitoring, map reading and various other educational topics.
Description

The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation supports efforts to protect Missouri birds year-round. To that end, donations to this account fund efforts to protect habitat in the region between eastern Mexico and Panama, where 95% of Missouri’s breeding bird species spend the winter.

The Foundation has partnered with several Missouri Audubon chapters, the Missouri Department of Conservation, the American Bird Conservancy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, individual Central American conservationists and environmental education and conservation organizations in Central America.
The Missouri Tropical Bird Account is currently focused on providing funds for habitat acquisition, protection, restoration and research The Foundation is currently supporting the production of the first comprehensive field guide to the birds of Honduras.
Program Budget $5,000.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Bird Preservation & Protection
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success

To date, we have been successful at identifying partners and specific projects for future fundraising. In 2013, the Missouri Tropical Bird Account continues to helped to fund a field guide to Honduran birds.TheFoundation helped acquire habitat that is important to survival of Missouri’s tropical migrant birds in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The Foundation wishes to continue supporting efforts to protect Neotropical migratory birds, and to continue to leverage funds from other sources. These funds will continue to provide habitat for Missouri's tropical migrant birds and also to continue to train and educate individuals who work with the migratory bird program in these areas.

Long-Term Success

The conservation vision is that Missouri's migratory birds always find suitable and abundant habitat in which to survive winter and migratory months. Long-term success in the area will be measured by stable and increasing migratory bird populations.

Program Success Monitored By

Continued biological monitoring—funded by the Missouri Tropical Bird Account—will determine success of conservation and educational efforts in the target area. Six years of bird monitoring and winter ecology studies in El Cielo have already been completed by the University of Missouri.

Examples of Program Success

In the past, funding was provided to help purchase and protect over 5,000 acres of forestland in Guatamala.  Funding also helped with the organization of the Honduran Ornithological Association and to protect land near Cancun, Mexico. Funding continues to support the production of the Field Guide to Birds of Honduras book which will be published in the near future.

 

Description
The success of Missouri’s waterfowl and wetland conservation is not an accident.  Careful planning, skillful execution of well-designed strategies, public and private partnerships, strong citizen support and dedicated funding have all led to the quality wetland habitats and migratory bird populations that we enjoy today.   A new book, Waterfowl Hunting and Wetland Conservation in Missouri – A Model of Collaboration, chronicles and celebrates this success.  The book’s authors, many of them former waterfowl biologists and wetland managers, have donated their services to produce this new book.  Sponsors, anchored by Bass Pro Shops, the Missouri Department of Conservation, Ducks Unlimited, the Conservation Federation of Missouri, the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation and private citizens, have covered all production costs.  The book is edited by Alan Wentz. Dale Hall, CEO of Ducks Unlimited, and Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, have each written a foreword for the book. The dust jacket artwork is from the Charles W. Schwartz collection, the State Historical Society of Missouri. Over three hundred images, some never before published, are showcased in this hard copy book.
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Hunting & Fishing
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled, ,
Short-Term Success
All net profits from the sales of the book will be dedicated to waterfowl and wetland conservation efforts throughout the state of Missouri.
Long-Term Success
In addition to proceeds from book sales, funds are needed to support  ongoing and future wetland and waterfowl management in Missouri .  You are always encouraged to support these efforts.  Just click “DONATE NOW” to donate online or send a check payable to MCHF referencing wetland and waterfowl management.
Program Success Monitored By
To date, over $100,000 have been raised to be utilized by the Missouri Department of Conservation for upcoming wetland development and waterfowl management.
Examples of Program Success
According to staff at locations throughout the state, the chairs are being utilized and MDC staff will continue to advertise availability when special hunts are scheduled at various MDC locations and where other organizations are providing opportunity.
Description
Each of the eight regions of the Missouri Department of Conservation, which cover the entire state of Missouri, will be able to provide a no-cost, 3-day camp for girls ages 9-11 to participate in the summer. The camps are comprised of various outdoor activities, from fishing, canoeing, firearms training and safety; hunter education certification, outdoor cooking, camping, map and compass and several other activities. These camps are sponsored by MCHF and various local businesses, hunting and fishing organizations and the Missouri Department of Conservation. The Foundation has provided grants in the past and will continue to raise funds for camps each year. Through an anonymous donation, outdoor equipment, gear, firearms, bows, etc. have been provided for the camps, along with two trailers so that the equipment can be shared statewide.
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Hunting & Fishing
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), ,
Short-Term Success
At the end of each camp, girls attending will be hunter education certified, will be able to skillfully and safely handle rifles, shotguns and bows, read a map and use a compass, identify various wildlife and fish species, and learn proper care of game after harvest.
Long-Term Success
This popular camp is now being administered statewide throughout all MDC regions of the state of Missouri. By providing shared equipment to each camp, other dollars will be used for program administration, including cost of food and other supplies needed to provide this camp at no-cost to youth and their adult sponsors attending the camps. 
Program Success Monitored By
After each of the camps, staff meets to discuss success of the camp and changes that need to be made for the next year's camp. Staff shares information from region to region so as to not reinvent each camp at the various locations. A final report is provided to MCHF on the details of the camps.
Examples of Program Success
Each camp is successfully filled to capacity with a waiting list for other participants. MCHF receives various thank you notes and descriptions from camp participants on what they gained from the camps, along with photos of activities.  MDC provides a facebook page for these camps which shows activities of the partipants during each of the camps.
CEO Comments
Donations to MO Conservation Heritage Foundation (MCHF) are matched with partner funds to make conservation dollars go farther. Technical expertise is provided by state foresters and fisheries and wildlife biologists. Since 1997, MCHF has provided funds, materials and supplies necessary for volunteer groups such as Kansas City Wildlands and the Missouri Stream Team programs to work to improve their communities and conservation lands. MCHF also partners with the Missouri Conservation Pioneers (a MDC retiree group) to provide funding for volunteer training that supports nature center and Hunter Education volunteers. MCHF supports outdoor classrooms; a KC metro Youth Conservation Corps team; the annual Urban Populations Outreach Project which gives outdoor/nature experiences for KC summer programs; purchase of warm season grass/no till drills for grassland restoration work in Jackson, Johnson, Bates, Platte, Clay, and Cass counties; adaptive fishing equipment for special audiences; improved fishing ponds and recreation areas in Jackson, Johnson, Platte and Clay counties; major funding for the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center including tax credits; anti-vandalism reward fund; conservation law enforcement equipment; wildlife viewing overlook and shelter at Jerry Smith Park; wetland restoration at Truman Reservoir; materials and improvements at Bartle Boy Scout Camp; big river boat for Interpretive/Aquatic Education/Fishing Education (stationed in Kansas City; and equipment for the Little Blue River Watershed Coalition. 
 
Funds may be directed to any of the programs that MCHF supports.  You may direct your donation on-line by checking a category or listing a specific activity you wish to support.  You may also print a form and list the program you wish to support, and submit the form along with a check to be used toward your specific request. If you choose to provide funding where is most needed, those dollars are directed toward administering MCHF programs, including grants that provide MDC staff opportunity for various programs and activities administered throughout the state through a partnership grant application program.  
 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Chris Vitello
Term Start Sept 2013
Experience Chris Vitello recently retired from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) after 27 years. Mr. Vitello worked his way through the ranks of the Department beginning as a Fisheries Management Specialist to Fisheries Management Biologist, Fisheries Regional Supervisor and Fisheries Unit Chief. He served as the Fisheries Division Chief for over three years before announcing his retirement from MDC. While with MDC, Mr. Vitello worked with MCHF on several projects, including the Stream Stewardship Trust Fund and the construction and dedication of a fishing and viewing platform at Bennett Springs State Park. Mr. Vitello is anxious to lead MCHF into a new era. Mr. Vitello received a Bachelor of Science degree in Fish and Wildlife Biology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, MO and his Master’s of Science in Biology from Southwest Missouri State University-Springfield, MO.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Rick Thom June 2007 - June 2013
Senior Staff
Title Communications Specialist
Experience/Biography Communications Specialist Donna Richards has worked with  conservation and environmental organizations for over 30 years, working for state government. She oversees content of the Foundation's Web site and promotes Foundation programs to partner groups and the conservation community at large. She supports the Board and provides assistance to the Executive Vice-President.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 0
Retention Rate 50%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan No
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
Collaborations: MO Bird Conservation Initiative, ACA, Grasslands Coalition, Kansas City Wildlands, MO Stream Teams. Conservation Federation of Missouri, Teaming with Wildlife/Assoc of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Partners: MO Dept of Conservation, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Trust for Public Lands, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, Audubon Missouri, Quail Forever, Trout Unlimited, Natl Wild Turkey Federation, Quail Unlimited, Ruffed Grouse Society
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments The Board is actively involved in selecting conservation projects such as stream restoration projects and community conservation support with funds for projects such as Missouri Stream Teams, Missouri River and Blue River cleanups, grassland habitat restoration (Southwest, West Central and Northwest Missouri), outdoor classrooms, and materials for park and conservation areas. We actively support outdoor education programs for youth and adults and volunteer training programs for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Going forward over the next year, we will be working with MDC to support at least one, major construction project - yet to be determined.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Jim Carson
Company Affiliation Carson-Mitchell, Inc.
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2015
Email jim@carson-mitchell.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Kenneth M. Babcock Retired
Ms. Marilynn Bradford Conservation Commission of Missouri
Mr. Jim Carson Carson-Mitchell, Inc.
Mr. David E. Erickson Retired Wildlife Biologist
Mr. Rick Holton Holton Capital Group
Mr. Don R. Johnson Suddenlink Communications
Mr. Chip McGeehan McDonalds Corp
Dr. Wayne Morton Morton/van Zanten Clinic
Mr. Bruce Sassmann Retired
Ms. Ann Sullins Community Volunteer
Mr. J. Miles Sweeney Retired
Mr. Carroll Wilkerson Wilkerson & Reynolds Wealth Management
Mr. Robert Ziehmer Missouri Dept. of Conservation
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Nominating
CEO Comments The Board is actively involved in selecting conservation projects such as stream restoration projects and community conservation support with funds for projects such as Missouri Stream Team, river cleanups, grassland habitat restoration, outdoor classrooms, volunteer support and training for Missouri Department of Conservation,  youth and adult outdoor education and training activities, and materials for park and conservation areas.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2015
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2015
Projected Revenue $140,000
Projected Expenses $137,500
Endowment Value $20,000
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2014, 2013, 2012:  Financial data reported using IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$370,577$666,605$533,945
Government Contributions$20,000$92,000$26,105
Federal--$0$0
State--$0$0
Local--$0$0
Unspecified$20,000$92,000$26,105
Individual Contributions--$0$0
$4,372$7,161$4,740
$1,062,121$0$9,311
Investment Income, Net of Losses$162,167$113,078$62,870
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$4,416
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$59,035$1,618$873
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$886,692$907,177$971,413
Administration Expense$30,823$75,597$80,192
Fundraising Expense$0$18,745$20,214
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.830.880.60
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%91%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%2%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$4,498,313$3,790,258$3,632,310
Current Assets$2,396,818$1,921,199$1,911,340
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$121,545$146,445$58,008
Total Net Assets$4,376,768$3,643,813$3,574,302
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities19.7213.1232.95
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $40,000 --Pro Energy Services $44,950
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $30,900 --Individual $30,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $27,700 --SCI Engineering $29,200
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments The Finance Committee, which includes the CEO/ED, Chairman of the Board, President, Treasurer, and two board directors, meet quarterly to review revenue/expenses and investments.
Organization Name Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation
Address 2901 W. Truman Blvd
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Primary Phone (800) 227-1488
Contact Email mchf@mochf.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Chris Vitello
Board Chair Mr. Jim Carson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Carson-Mitchell, Inc.
Year of Incorporation 1997