The Mission of the Missouri Colleges Fund is to acquire resources to help educate students in member private four-year liberal-arts colleges and universities.
What We Do
The Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) was incorporated in 1952 as a partnership of private enterprise and independent colleges and universities in the Show Me State. For 64 years, MCF has been a leader in connecting institutions to partners to promote financial support. This joint effort enables colleges to accomplish more than they would be able to do alone.
Gifts Go Directly To Support Students
All support raised through the Missouri Colleges Fund is channeled to qualified students based on financial need, unless otherwise specified by the donor. Scholarship recipients are chosen by each individual college.
Our members include independent baccalaureate degree-granting colleges and universities in the State of Missouri. Each member must be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Distribution Of Funds
Undesignated funds are distributed equally among all member colleges. Donors may instead choose to designate a contribution to specific institutions. Funds will always be handled and distributed according to the donor’s wishes.
Legal And Tax Status
The Colleges Fund was formed in 1952 as a non-profit corporation. The Fund is classified as a public charity under section 509(a) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code and is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization. All contributions to the Fund are tax-deductible up to the limits prescribed by the law. Our Federal ID Number is 43-0680952.
Business members of the Board, college presidents and chief development officers make solicitation calls on behalf of the Missouri Colleges Fund without compensation from the Fund.
The Missouri Colleges Fund is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity in hiring and in administration of all its programs. The Missouri Colleges Fund does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or on any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable federal or state law.
The Board of Directors approves a budget which is underwritten by equal assessments paid by each member school. Gifts to the Fund are not used for the administration of the Fund.
Our fiscal year is January 1 through December 31. The financial records are audited annually by Graves and Associates, CPA’s, of Jefferson City.
The Missouri Colleges Fund is affiliated with the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) which is a national partner in a network of member state and regional associations that represent more than 650 private colleges and universities.