Welcome to the Excellence in Missouri Foundation


The Excellence in Missouri Foundation was established in 1992 to administer the Missouri Quality Award program and to promote quality principles in organizations from all industry sectors. It is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization funded entirely by memberships and income-generating activities. The Foundation is led by a Board of Directors consisting of over twenty key business, education, government, and health care leaders.

To date, the Foundation has distributed over 50,000 copies of the Baldrige/Missouri Quality Award Criteria for Performance Excellence and has trained and certified over 2,000 Examiners. In addition to award related activities, the Foundation has educated countless individuals and organizations through consulting, workshops, and conferences.

If you would like to learn more about the Excellence in Missouri Foundation please call us at 573-659-1234 or send us an e-mail.