The Rabbit hOle is bringing together book lovers, literacy advocates, publishers, award- winning authors and illustrators, educators, artists, community partners, corporations, and leading philanthropists to create a new museum experience around literature, national in scope, that will transform Kansas City’s cultural and educational landscape. (14).gif








MAJOR DONORS special thanks to the following & our many other generous supporters!


Marny and John Sherman

The Sunderland Foundation

Jean & Tom McDonnell

The Kemper Family Foundations

Finley Family Fund

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Haggerty Family Foundation

Miller Hammond Charitable Fund

Edward F. Swinney Trust

The Sosland Foundation

The Hulston Family Foundation

Jack F. and Glenna Y. Wylie Charitable Foundation

Hughes Family Foundation

J.E. Dunn Construction

McDonnell Foundation

Ann and Gary Dickinson Family Charitable Foundation

Bradley W. and Linda J. Nicholson

Jackie and Henry Massman

Paul and Jonalee McLaughlin

MMKS McDowell Family Donor Advised Fund

National Endowment for the Arts

Constance Cooper Foundation

Diane & John Power

Abe and Anna Bograd Memorial Trust

Capitol Federal Foundation

Gould Charitable Foundation

Lisa and Charlie Schellhorn

MacMillan Publishing

Morgan Family Fund

The Andrews Family Foundation

Massman Foundation

Lisa Brown and Daniel Handler

Terry and Linda Ward

Jon Scieszka and Jeri Hansen

Stanley H. Durwood Foundation

Annette & Larry Hancks

Chip and Cindy Luerding

Anne Bethune

Chris and Don Alexander

Francis Family Foundation

Gattermeir Family Foundation

Joan Horan

John Black & Darcy Howe

Kathleen And Tim Fendler

Lance & Rania Anderson

Larry and Trina Taft

Missouri Humanities Council

Reisler Family Fund

The Curry Family Foundation

The Rabbit hOle is supported by these and other generous contributors - like you!

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Christian Robinson (for The Rabbit hOle, 2018)



The Rabbit hOle is working directly with authors, estates, and publishers to realize its vision. Virtually every major publisher in the industry has endorsed the project. Award-winning authors and illustrators from around the world will visit The Rabbit hOle as collaborators, presenters, and mentors. 


"All the immediate delights of electronic culture, but all the wealth and value of literature."

- Daniel Handler


“Reading is an open door to abundance. The Rabbit Hole is a key to unlock it.”  

- Christian Robinson


"Who would want to go to an immersive interactive center, dedicated to a great literary art form?"

- Mac Barnett


"Do you believe in the importance of books and stories for ALL readers? If yes, turn your belief into action by supporting The Rabbit hOle."

- Linda Sue Park


"You can throw your money down a hole and have nothing to show for it. Or you can donate to The Rabbit hOle and create a brilliant universe within a child. Your choice."

- Jack Gantos


Stories give us hope, they tell us the truth, make us feel seen. The Rabbit hOle brings stories to life. 

- Kate DiCamillo


"I feel like this is an author/illustrator's dream come true." 

- Matt de la Peña


"We all must celebrate the creation of art and love and beauty and we must support places where hope can be maintained and disseminated. The Rabbit Hole is just such a place."

- Brian Selznick



As America’s Creative Crossroads, Kansas City is becoming a leader in the creative placemaking movement. Creative placemaking leverages public and private partnerships to create strong, healthy, and diverse communities through the arts.

The Rabbit hOle has this concept at its very core, as we  partnerships with important community partners including the Kansas City Public Library, Coterie Theatre, Mesner Puppet Theater, Kansas City Art Institute, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Turn the Page KC, Lead to Read, and Operation Breakthrough, among others. The Rabbit hOle is already having an impact on the local economy by partnering with the City of North Kansas City and the Missouri Development Finance Board to secure $2 million in state tax credits for the project.



We are exceedingly grateful for our generous community, especially those organizations who offer their ongoing support. These companies and civic institutions believe in The Rabbit hOle's mission. We invite you to support these community-minded companies.