The Spring Appeal is on!
MCE needs you! Your tax-deductible gift allows us to watchdog polluters, protect, and restore Missouri's natural beauty, advocate for the policies and regulations that will keep our air, water, and land healthy for generations to come. Thank you for supporting MCE. We couldn't do it without you!
There are many ways to support MCE with a financial gift.
Become a Member of MCE
A gift of any amount makes you a member of MCE, but our recommended membership levels provide MCE with the support necessary to protect Missouri's environment each and every day. Membership renewals are sent every summer.
$35 - Basic Membership
$50 - Guardian
$100 - Supporter
$250 - Conservationist
$500 - Protector
Benefits of Being a Member of MCE:
Receive our Alert newsletter and invitations to special events
Add your voice to the important conversation about the future of Missouri’s environment
Contribute your knowledge, enthusiasm, & experience
Be part of a community working to protect our environment and public health
Make MCE part of your estate planning to ensure your legacy reflects your values and that your impact is long-lasting. Members of the Founders' Circle have designated Missouri Coalition for the Environment as a beneficiary in their legacy giving. In the same visionary spirit as our founders, including Leo and Kay Drey, Lewis Green, and Barry Commoner, these members are looking to the future, investing in our natural resources, and safeguarding them for future generations. If you have designated a legacy gift to MCE please let us know so that we may include you in the Founders' Circle. As a member you receive invitations to special events and tailored updates that match your personal interests and concerns.
For more information about planned giving contact Executive Director Heather Navarro at 314.727.0600 x. 10.
Making a gift to a specific MCE program supports the staff needed to advocate for strong policies and provide resources to educate and engage the public. Our Programs are: Water Quality, Safe Energy, Rivers & Floodplains, and Food & Farm.
Rapid Response Fund
The Rapid Response Fund addresses emerging threats outside of MCE’s established program areas and is a critical resource for addressing emerging threats to our environment and public health. For more information about how to make a contribution to the Rapid Response Fund contact Membership Specialist Caitlin Zera at 314.727.0600 x. 16.
Other Ways to Give
Contributions without Memberships: If you would like to make a donation without a membership or you would like to give anonymously please contact the office at 314.727.0600 x. 16.
Gift a Membership: Give the gift of clean air, water, and land to someone special by gifting a membership. For more information, please contact the office at 314.727.0600 x. 16.
Our Funding Story
Since our founding in 1969, MCE has continued to be Missouri’s independent, citizens’ environmental organization for clean water, clean air, clean energy, and a healthy environment. We need the support of donors across the state to make our work possible.
Nearly half of our revenue comes from major donors, and we receive one quarter of our funding from winning grant awards. Because grant money can be specific in terms of how we spend the funds, having a healthy amount of income generated by individual donations allows us to be responsive to emerging needs and issues.
We also received $20,000 in legacy gifts and bequests in 2014, and we always appreciate when our members and friends include us in their legacy planning.
MCE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible according to IRS regulations.