About Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund
The Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund (MCVEF) is dedicated to building the capacity of Montana's conservation and environmental community to advance conservation issues within the state's democratic process. MCVEF coordinates and fosters cooperation among Montana's environmental groups by arming them with the tools to inform, expand and mobilize their members as a more potent force in Montana's political landscape. MCVEF seeks to build leadership and involvement in government, in order to preserve and enhance Montana's air and water, open spaces, forests, and wildlife for future generations.
MCVEF is structured as a non-profit organization, designated by the Internal Revenue Service as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.
The organization is governed by a board of directors, and the work of the group is carried out by the board and staff, supporters and volunteers who share a commitment to MCVEF's mission.
Programs and Projects
- Civic Engagement and Voter Participation Program expands the number of conservationists who are registered, active and informed voters.
- Focus on Montana State Lands and the Land Board is MCV Ed Fund’s quarterly publication on Montana’s elected state land board and their stewardship of 5.2 million acres of state-owned lands, forests, prairies and minerals.
- Leadership Development Program recruits conservationists to serve on appointive boards and commissions dealing with the environment, and coordinates leadership seminars about the legislature, legal issues and effective governance.
- List Enhancement Project provides state of the art civic and demographic information to effectively target messages to Montana’s conservationists and environmentalists.
- Citizens Media and Message Program emphasizes the importance of clean water, clean air and conservation to a vibrant economy and Montana’s future.
Montana Conservation Voters, MCVEF's sister organization, is a statewide membership organization serving as the political voice of Montana's conservation and environmental community. MCV shines a spotlight on the votes and actions of elected officials - from the Courthouse to Congress - affecting clean air and water, open spaces, wildlife, and public health. MCV works for responsible stewardship of Montana's incredible natural assets by providing voter participation services to over 35,000 conservationists.