The David Risberg Memorial Affiliate Grants are awarded by the Conservation Federation of Missouri in honor of David A. Risberg. Only CFM affiliated organizations, in good standing, are eligible to apply. The purpose of these grants is to provide an opportunity for affiliates to take action on conservation by implementing projects funded in whole or in part through this endowment.
2022 Application Period Opens September 9, 2021, and Closes- December 31, 2021.
CFM could award grants up to $20,000 in 2022. These grants are to support the implementation of conservation stewardship projects by affiliates within Missouri. Grant requests for up to $2,500 will be considered. Partial funding of the amount of the grant request may be awarded by the committee – indicate on the application whether partial funding would be accepted.
Eligible participants include non-profit organizations, 501(c)3 corporations, or community groups that are affiliates of CFM. Grants may be awarded to CFM affiliate without official 501(c)3 status but will require a fiscal agent to receive the funds. Only proposals that take place in Missouri will be considered. Preference will be given to smaller organizations with more limited sources of alternative funding. If you are uncertain about eligibility, please contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROJECTS SHOULD FIT AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
EXAMPLES OF ELIGIBLE PROPOSALS
Grantees will be required to sign a grant agreement, submit a final report that includes both a financial and narrative summary, and comply with all terms of the agreement. Projects must be completed by March 1, 2023, and the final report is due within 4 weeks of project completion or equipment/supplies purchase. Final reports should include pictures and copies of publicity/news articles (if applicable).
PROPOSAL FORMATS AND REQUIREMENTS
A committee composed of CFM board members and community representatives will rank the proposals based on the following criteria (100 points possible):
IMPORTANT GRANT CYCLE DATES
2022 grant cycle opens on September 9, 2021.
December 31: Applications for grant proposals close. All proposal materials are due. Scan and email to Michelle at email@example.com or mail (must be postmarked by December 31, 2021) to 728 W. Main, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
January: Committee completes the application review and makes grant awards.
February: All applicants will be notified about grant status.
March 7 – March 31: Checks will be mailed to recipients upon receipt of signed grant agreements.
30 days following project completion: Project report due to CFM (including any unused funds) Project Close-Out Report Click here.
September: Grant recipients from 2021 will submit 2-3 PowerPoint slides for the Affiliate Summit.
March 2023: Grant recipients to showcase their projects at the 2023 CFM Annual Convention.
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The 17 CFM Affiliates who received a share of the $17,730 distributed through the inaugural David Risberg Memorial Grants are:
Forest and Woodland Association of Missouri
Forest Releaf of Missouri
Greenbelt Land Trust of Missouri
Land Learning Foundation
Missouri Caves and Karst Conservancy
Missouri Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation
Missouri Hunting Heritage Federation
Missouri Park Association
Missouri River Bird Observatory
Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition
Missouri Trappers Association
National Wild turkey Federation
Ozark Trail Association
Student Air Program
The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region
Wild Bird Rehabilitation