2019 Grants

Missouri Parks Association was just one of many affiliates that received grant money at CFM’s annual convention.

The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) awarded the 2019 David Risberg Memorial Grants at the affiliate luncheon during our annual convention. These grants honor the memory of David A. Risberg, who was passionate about conservation, by making conservation projects across Missouri possible. These grants are only available to CFM affiliate organizations.

“CFM is very proud to announce and honor these award winners that will administer boots on the ground projects in David’s memory. These projects will have such a huge positive and lasting impact on the lives of many youth and adults in the outdoors in Missouri,” said Tyler Schwartze, CFM Executive Director.

Again this year, the demand for these grants was much greater than the funds available. CFM continues to raise the necessary funds to grow this important endowment so we may fund many more of the worthy projects our partners hope to implement across Missouri.

The 16 CFM Affiliates who received a share of the $15,000 distributed through the second  year of the David Risberg Memorial Grants are:

  • Forest and Woodland Association of Missouri
  • Forest Re-Leaf of Missouri
  • Little Blue River Watershed Coalition
  • Missouri Caves and Karst Conservancy
  • Missouri Hunting Heritage Foundation
  • Missouri Parks & Recreation Association
  • Missouri Parks Association
  • Missouri Prairie Foundation
  • Missouri Stream Team United
  • Missouri Trappers Association
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Ozark Trail Association
  • Open Space Council for the Saint Louis Region
  • St. Louis Audubon Society
  • Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences Graduate Student Organization – MU
  • Young Outdoorsmen United

Congratulations to all the affiliate organizations receiving Risberg Grants.

Recipients of the grants from 2018 showcase their projects through posters displayed at Annual Convention.