Support the City of Fountains Foundation

The Foundation’s mission is to manage funds through public and private donations, generate financial support for ongoing maintenance costs and enhance community support.

Because of you, Kansas City’s fountains will continue to beautify our neighborhoods and celebrate the visions, deeds, and generosity of generations of Kansas Citians who helped make so many of our collective wishes come true.

The general fund is critical to the ongoing financial needs of the City of Fountains Foundation. These undesignated funds give COFF the flexibility to quickly respond to planned and unplanned needs of the fountains and the furthering of our mission.

100% of your donation stays in Kansas City and will be utilized in the ongoing maintenance of our existing fountains and sculptures.

Donate by Check

Should you wish to donate and pay by check, download the donation form on this page and mail your check to the address included on the form.

Join the Chouteau and Native American Fountain Founders, in association with the City of Fountains Foundation, in raising funds to continue construction of the Chouteau and Native American Heritage Fountain.

In 1821, the same year that Missouri became a state, Francois Chouteau established the area’s first trading post on the bluffs of the Missouri River. Key partners in commerce were trappers and traders from the Osage and Kanza tribes. As Kansas City celebrates the 200th anniversary of this first trading post, there is a unique opportunity to commemorate the city’s initial roots.

Known as the “City of Fountains,” Kansas City has a tradition of expressing its culture and history through its fountains.
Honor the city’s founding father and Native Americans who traded there by donating now!

Renowned sculptor, and Kansas City resident, Kwan Wu was commissioned to create magnificent, larger-than-life sculptures for the Chouteau Heritage Fountain. Landworks Studio headed the design team that has expertly re-created authentic period surroundings leading to and around the river-like water feature and waterfall.

The fountain will send water tumbling over eight-foot tall limestone river rocks while mist jets will generate a gentle fog rising above the “river.” Three majestic statues will be perched atop the bluffs depicting a trade encounter. Another scene of a trapper in action will be positioned beside the river walkway.

The site will include an open plaza area for groups or classes to gather and there will be an bus drop-off area for safe loading and unloading. All of the main features will be illuminated to ensure excellent visibility of the fountain at night.

It is located on the west side of Chouteau Parkway south of Interstate 35 and north of Parvin Road, nestled along the Chouteau Greenway near the Chouteau Rain Gardens. The statues and fountain will be a permanent monument that recreates the river bluffs where Rock Creek and the Missouri River converged.

Donate by Check

If you would like to donate by check, please download the donation form, fill it out - be sure to check the box for Chouteau Heritage Fountain – and mail it with your check to the address included on the form.

Donate by Credit Card

To make a donation for the Chouteau Heritage Fountain by credit card, please click on the Donate button to make your donation.

Sadly, on August 4, 2021, it was discovered that the statue of the Osage woman, the only female of the statue grouping, had been stolen from the park.

Update from Kansas City Parks & Recreation Department:

“With the public’s assistance and the hard work of KCPD detectives, a person of interest has been identified and arrested in regard to the stolen statue. We are sad to report although we have recovered a large portion of the statue, it was cut into pieces prior to the recovery.

Detectives have presented this case to the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office who have charged Charles Fuentes w/m 09-09-1964 with Felony (Class D) Receiving Stolen Property. He is being held on a $25,000 bond.

Thank you to the public for your assistance! We are still asking if you have information regarding this case, please call the Shoal Creek Property Crimes Detectives at 816-413-3600″

There is an ongoing fundraising campaign to complete the second phase of the fountain project, which will include the water feature. It is regrettable there is now a need to raise additional funds to restore the stolen and damaged statue.

You can make a difference in restoring the Osage Woman Statue by making a donation today to The City of Fountains Foundation.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Donate by Check

If you would like to donate by check, please download the donation form, fill it out - be sure to check the box for Chouteau Heritage Fountain – and mail it with your check to the address included on the form.

Donate by Credit Card

To make a donation for the Chouteau Heritage Fountain by credit card, please click on the Donate button to make your donation.

Become a Friend of the Fountains

Members of the Friends of the Fountains Monthly Giving Program provide the vital, unrestricted resources we need to carry out our mission. The Friends of the Fountains Monthly Giving Program was established ensure a stable and reliable source of funding that allows the Foundation to plan more efficiently.

This is an affordable and convenient option for those who want to show their support. Donors set the pre-authorized withdrawals at a gift amount to fit their own budget.

All monthly donors will receive a charitable tax receipt in January for the previous year’s contributions, as well as regular updates about the Fountains.

For an annual yearly contribution, you will receive our bi-annual newsletter with information and updates about our fountains. You will also receive information and invitations to Foundation events.

Join Friends of the Fountains by Check

If you would like to pay by check, please download the form, fill it out and mail the completed form with your check to the address found on the form.

Join Friends of the Fountains by Credit Card