Missouri M.A.D.E., which stands for Mobilizing And Diversifying Elections, was founded in June 2018. Amanda Morrison, a current undergraduate student originally from Springfield, Missouri, started the organization to inspire and empower high school and college-age women to run for public office at all levels in her home state. Since Missouri M.A.D.E.'s founding, the organization developed an executive team, started recruiting a Board of Directors, published nine (9) newsletters updating constituents about women in office in Missouri, and was named a Vision 2020
In August 2019, Missouri M.A.D.E. was incorporated as an official non-profit organization in the state of Missouri. In order to secure 501(c)(3) non-profit and tax-exempt status, our organization is now applying for federal 501(c)(3) status, which costs approximately $300 to apply. After securing these funds, hopefully we will obtain federal non-profit status and can fund our organization through grant applications. Your donations will not only help us secure our 501(c)(3) status, but also kick off a financially secure new year.
We greatly appreciate your support for our organization as we partner with Missouri communities to mobilize diverse groups of candidates to run for elected office in Missouri. When women win, we all win. Let's mobilize and diversify elections together.