The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation (MCHF) was established in 1997 to support conservation efforts in the state of Missouri. David Reynolds, the project manager of the Cedar Gap project, praised the Foundation for its assistance, which included receiving donations and depositing them into a special account. Once the necessary funds were raised, the Foundation purchased the land and handed it over to the Department of Conservation for management. The Foundation has a strong presence in Washington DC and was particularly influential during the Reagan administration. Heritage Action works with legislators to implement Heritage Foundation solutions and mobilizes nearly 20,000 Sentinel activists and more than 2 million local grassroots activists from across the country to advocate for their adoption.
Kevin Roberts, former leader of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, was appointed as James' successor, whose objectives are more in line with Trump supporters. Roger Severino, Heritage's Vice President of National Policy, released a statement applauding states that are taking steps to protect innocent human lives. Hans von Spakovsky, a conservative lawyer and estate administrator, held private meetings with key state election officials to develop strategies to promote their common goal of ensuring the integrity of elections they administer in their home states. The MCHF is dedicated to promoting conservation and appreciation of forest, fisheries and wildlife resources by providing financial resources to the priorities of the Missouri Department of Conservation in collaboration with donors and other partners. The Foundation is also spearheading a capital campaign to fund the construction of the Discovery Center, an educational center in Kauffman Park in Kansas City. At Heritage, officials denied allegations that they received money from Korean intelligence.
In response to the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Heritage stated that “the unnecessary tragedy that took place in Uvalde, Texas cannot and will not be included in a convenient political narrative.” Senators delivered speeches denouncing climate change denial by 32 organizations linked to fossil fuel interests, including the Heritage Foundation. The Foundation can provide funding for projects initiated or supported by Missouri Department of Conservation staff or outside groups. The Heritage Foundation has received funding from organizations related to the Koch brothers as well as Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund. It also had an opportunity to help with a pilgrim falcon restoration project in Springfield.