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Gateway Arch Park Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to ensure the Gateway Arch, its grounds, neighboring public spaces, and attractions will be a vital, welcoming, and well-supported resource for the community and nation for generations to come.

Founded in 2009 to support and coordinate a project to connect, invigorate and expand the Arch grounds, the Foundation is a conservancy that collaborates with partners to operate and maintain the improvements made through the CityArchRiver project.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The Arch belongs to everyone.

Gateway Arch Park Foundation seeks to create inclusive environments for people to be themselves by identifying, accepting, embracing, and celebrating our differences. We are authentic in our work in Gateway Arch National Park and Downtown St. Louis by creating places, programming, and experiences that reflect the community.

We are committed to ensuring all feel welcome at the Arch.

Core Values

Always moving forward – honoring our past, learning from mistakes, and building a legacy that will serve generations to come.

Relationship driven – Upholding our role as a member of the Arch Alliance while fostering meaningful community partnerships and donors. 

Commitment to our community – dedicated to bringing the Arch grounds and Downtown St. Louis to life, celebrating our hometown national monument and elevating it for the world to see.

Have and create fun – Promoting a fun and diverse work environment to empower each team member to meet their full potential and be at their best. Creating programs and events that are accessible to all and make lasting memories.


Philanthropic essential partner –  Providing the funding to maintain the park at a standard of excellence through additional and necessary resources public funds alone cannot provide.

Adaptable & flexible – have the willingness and ability to act swiftly and ethically to find resolutions for the good of the park, its visitors and the region. 

Represent the values and diversity of the people we serve. Create an inviting, welcoming and safe space for all.

Key innovative change agent to bring forth new ideas and opportunities and creatively solve problems while effectively navigating obstacles.