Blazing star. Photo: Bruce Schuette
More Ways to Give
Members from more than 1,500 households support the work of the Missouri Prairie Foundation through membership dues and other contributions. Members receive a subscription to the Missouri Prairie Journal, discounts on Grow Native! workshops and the MPF Annual Dinner, invitations to MPF’s Evening on the Prairie and other events, as well as a share in prairie conservation. All funds are spent in support of our Missouri prairie legacy.
Student Membership - $20
Student members will be presented with certificates at our annual meeting. Students can signal their interest in and commitment to prairie conservation with this special membership level. Requires a valid student ID.
Coneflower Membership - $35
Pale purple coneflowers (Echinaea pallida) are restricted to prairies and some other native grassland communities. As the flower in the Missouri Prairie Foundation logo, the pale purple coneflower represents the great diversity of native plants—as many of 800 species—that occur on Missouri’s remaining prairies and on which many prairie invertebrates and other species depend.
Henslow's Sparrow Membership - $50
The Henslow’s sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) is a 5-inch summer resident of prairies that favors tall, dense grass, a dense litter layer, and standing dead vegetation. The Henslow’s sparrow has been identified as the highest priority for grassland bird conservation in eastern and midwestern North America by Partners in Flight (PIF), a cooperative effort of many organizations dedicated to bird conservation. Prairie conservation is crucial for their survival.
Ornate Box Turtle Membership - $100
The ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornate ornata) is more strikingly patterned than the more common three-toed box turtle and its habitat is restricted largely to prairies and open brushy areas. These mostly insectivorous reptiles can live up to 30 years; some individuals have been found to have a home range comprising about five acres. Prairie protection is critical for the continued survival of these terrestrial turtles.
Northern Harrier Membership - $250
The stately northern harrier (Circus cyaneus) forages by flying over prairies and fields within a few meters of the ground, hovering over one spot and plunging feet-first into vegetation to capture prey. This 18 to 22 inch raptor has a wingspan of 40 to 47 inches; the female is brown and streaked below; males are gray above and white below. This bird of prey migrates through Missouri where it is an uncommon winter resident.
Prairie Sunrise Membership - $500
Once covering 15 million acres of Missouri, today there are fewer than 60,000 scattered acres of original, unplowed prairie in Missouri. Sunrises over these precious tracts of prairie are special indeed and to be cherished.
Lifetime Membership - $2000
Lifetime members enjoy lifetime membership to the Missouri Prairie Foundation and several special benefits.
Updated Donor Management System
We have updated our donor management system, so things may look a little different! What’s new? You no longer need a username and password, all donations and memberships will be credited to your account based on the information you provide. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-843-6739
2019 Annual Report
Thank you. MPF’s prairie acquisition and stewardship, our prairie protection projects with numerous partners, and our robust outreach and educational prairie and native plant programming are advancing our mission—and all of this work is made possible by you.
Two aspects of the CARES Act help both donors and nonprofits such as MPF.
Please send checks to:
Missouri Prairie Foundation
P.O. Box 200
Columbia, MO 65205