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Gateway Arch and Museum entrance

Gateway Arch Park Foundation offers a variety of ways to show your support of this national treasure. From membership, to gifts of stock, to charitable distribution from an IRA, and more. Whichever method you choose, your support and investment in our mission and Gateway Arch National Park is appreciated!

Annual Fund

Prefer to support by making a general donation instead of becoming a member? As the official fundraising partner of Gateway Arch National Park, we work together to tackle the repairs and needed enhancements throughout the park. Gateway Arch Park Foundation welcomes donations of any size to support our mission of conservation, education, and community engagement. Donations from supporters like you help the Foundation continue its important mission. Annual Fund support provides essential resources where they are most needed. Please use the form below to make your general donation to the Annual Fund. As a reminder, general donations to the Annual Fund do not provide any member benefits. To receive the benefits of membership, become a Member today by joining here.

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Donor Advised Funds

Your gift to Gateway Arch Park Foundation through your donor advised fund (DAF) supports our mission of conservation, education, and community engagement. Together, we ensure Gateway Arch National Park remains a vital, welcoming, and well supported resource for our community and nation, both now and for generations to come.

If you have a DAF through an organization that participates in DAF Direct, such as Fidelity Charitable, BNY Mellon, or Schwab Charitable, you can donate directly to support Gateway Arch Park Foundation by clicking on the DAF Direct button below.

Gifts of Stock

Gateway Arch Park Foundation welcomes transfers of stock.

Stock transfers to Gateway Arch Park Foundation should be directed to:

Commerce Brokerage Services, Inc.
DTC # 0226
National Financial Services, LLC FBO
A/C # 026-702514
Legal Name: Gateway Arch Park Foundation (formerly CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation)

Investment Center contact information for trades or account information:
800-772-7283 opt. 1

If the gifter has physical shares, send by certified mail to:

Commerce Brokerage Services, Inc.
8000 Forsyth Blvd.
Suite 1200 (Mailstop: BLBS)
Clayton, MO 63105

**Physical stock will also need a third-party release, stating the gifter is giving up ownership of the shares.

To ensure timely processing and proper recording of your generous stock gift, please also provide our office with your name, current address, name of the stock and number of shares transferred. Please also include any other pertinent information, such as the purpose of the gift or if you are enclosing a matching gift form from your employer. You may direct this information and any additional questions to: Amanda Goldsmith, Director of Development, at 314-881-3535 or Amanda.Goldsmith@archpark.org

IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are 70 ½ years old or older, you can make a gift to Gateway Arch Park Foundation directly from your IRA.

The IRA Charitable Transfer is an excellent way to make gifts and receive tax benefits in return. 

What is the IRA Charitable Transfer?

The IRA Charitable Transfer allows individuals age 70½ and older to make direct transfers totaling up to $100,000 per year to 501(c)(3) charities.

Who qualifies?

Individuals who are age 70½ or older at the time of the contribution (you must wait until 6 months after your 70th birthday to make the transfer).

How much can I transfer?

$100,000 per year. The transfer must be outright to charity.

From what accounts can I make transfers?

Transfers must come from a traditional IRA directly to charity.  

To what charities can I make gifts?

Tax exempt organizations that are classified as 501(c) (3) charities, including Gateway Arch Park Foundation.

Does this transfer qualify as my required minimum distribution?

Once you reach age 70½, you must take required minimum distributions from your retirement plans each year. IRA Charitable Transfers count towards your minimum required distribution for the year in which you make the gift.

What is the procedure to execute an IRA Charitable Transfer?

To make a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA, please inform your IRA custodian that you intend to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution directly to Gateway Arch Park Foundation, federal EIN #27-2128072. Please let your IRA custodian know that this gift must be sent prior to December 31 to qualify as an IRA Charitable Transfer. The check should be made payable to “Gateway Arch Park Foundation” and be sent directly from your IRA custodian to ATTN: Development, Gateway Arch Park Foundation, One South Memorial Drive, Suite 700, St. Louis, MO 63102.

Please request that your IRA custodian include a cover letter identifying you as the donor and providing your mailing address. Please contact us when you direct the transfer so we can look for the check from your IRA administrator. If you or your custodian have any questions, please contact Amanda Goldsmith, Director of Development, at 314-881-3535 or Amanda.Goldsmith@archpark.org.

Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.

Endowment Gifts

Forever help Gateway Arch Park Foundation maintain and enhance St. Louis’ national park

To supplement annual revenue, Gateway Arch Park Foundation established an endowment to provide ongoing, reliable operations and maintenance funding for Gateway Arch National Park.

Endowment income provides stable, permanent funding that supports the initiatives that are the core of our mission, and it enables the Foundation to continue its vital work. An endowment gift is an opportunity for friends of the Foundation to leave an enduring legacy by endowing the core elements of our mission. For more information, please contact Amanda Goldsmith, Director of Development, at 314-881-3535 or Amanda.Goldsmith@archpark.org

Amazon Smile

Your everyday purchases on Amazon can benefit Gateway Arch Park Foundation with AmazonSmile. Visit this link to select Gateway Arch Park Foundation to receive a charitable donation equaling 0.5% of your total purchase price – at no cost to you! Make a positive impact on Gateway Arch National Park while your shopping experience stays the same. 

Tribute Gifts

Pay tribute to a loved one or someone special in your life by making a gift to the Foundation in honor or in memory of that person.

With your tribute gift, you will support our mission of conservation, education, and community engagement. Tribute recipients or their families will receive a customized notification letter of your gift without reference to amount. You may also include a special message for us to share with the recipient or his/her family. All tribute gifts and recipients will be recognized in our Annual Report unless you wish to remain anonymous.

To make a tribute use the form below or contact Amanda Goldsmith, Director of Development, at Amanda.Goldsmith@archpark.org or 314.881.3535.

Give Tribute Gift

Gateway Arch Park Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization (EIN: 27-2128072). Gifts to Gateway Arch Park Foundation are considered tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The information presented herein is general in nature. Gateway Arch Park Foundation does not provide legal or tax advice. Please consult your professional financial, tax, and legal advisors when considering a charitable gift.

For more information about making a gift to Gateway Arch Park Foundation, contact Director of Development, Amanda Goldsmith at Amanda.Goldsmith@archpark.org or 314.881.3535.