Connecting the environment of the ancient past with the natural and cultural history of yesterday and today.



Support Us!

The Falls of the Ohio Foundation supports the State Park and allows it to create and maintain a great exhibit and program experience.

Mission Statement: The mission of The Falls of the Ohio Foundation is to raise funds and support in order to preserve and interpret the scientific, historical, and cultural heritage of the Falls of the Ohio and to promote educational initiatives for a better understanding of this unique natural resource.

There are many ways you can support the Falls of the Ohio:

Annual Fund

In this time of thanksgiving, it is your charitable donation in the 2016 Annual Fund that will help continue conservation and education efforts at the Falls of the Ohio for future generations.

Your Annual Fund donation is essential to the success of our ongoing projects which include:

  • Free or Discounted Visits for Students in Need
  • Our Recycling Program
  • New Website
  • Interpretation of the Falls in the River Room
  • Technology in the Classroom


As part of our Falls Family, you can explore our new exhibits and make novel discoveries each time you step on the fossil beds. Together, we are always challenged and inspired as we extend our grasp of nature, and share that experience with others. Please give to the 2016 Annual Fund.


Fund the Film!

The Foundation is now accepting donations for the new auditorium production.

A new Falls of the Ohio feature film in our renovated auditorium will accompany our new exhibits. Fundraising is now underway to make this a reality. This film will incorporate our new exhibits for visitors to get an extraordinary experience and discover what makes the Falls of the Ohio a truly unique place on our planet! Help us realize the vision of a state-of-the-art film by donating to the Film Fund. It is an investment in the lifelong learning of every generation with visitors of all ages.

For more information, call the Foundation - 812-283-4999 or

New exhibit in Interpretive Center


Become a Member of The Falls of the Ohio Foundation Today!

By joining as a member of the Falls of the Ohio, you’ll experience and support some of the region’s most fascinating discoveries – all at a site you’ll be proud to show your guests and friends.


Become a Corporate Member Now!

Your business has an opportunity to become an important part of this world-class organization.

View of Falls of the Ohio

Falls of the Ohio Endowment

Now is a great time to donate - your contribution will receive a 2:1 match thanks to the Lilly Endowment. For example, your $50 donation will become $75. The Falls of the Ohio Foundation's Endowment is with the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana.You can donate on their secure website. Click here for instructions. Contact us at 812-283-4999 if you need assistance.

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Planned Giving

Remember the Falls of the Ohio in your estate plans. Your support will live on for future generations. Gifts of appreciated stock or securities are also accepted. If you would like to make a gift to the endowment or are considering including the Falls Foundation in your will, please contact us today.

Brick Campaign

Engraved bricks make great gifts for memorials or to honor someone special.

Education Fund

Supports educational programs, professional development opportunities, preservation and conservation of artifacts and specimens in the park’s collections and the publicly accessible resource library. 

Cabin Fund

Supports educational programs, maintenance and acquisition of replica artifacts at the George Rogers Clark home site.

Gifts can be made through customary means (cash, check or credit card) or on-line (see above). For more information call (812) 283-4999 or by e-mail (


Rock the Rocks - Saturday, September 2017

Our Annual Fundraiser to Support the Falls of the Ohio Foundation and State Park

Thank you for supporting us in 2016!

100% Poly performs at 2016 Rock the Rocks

100% Poly plays at Rock the Rocks 2016

Crossroads Campaign for New Exhibits Information

History of our main project to create a new visitor experience.

The Falls of the Ohio Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt, non-profit organization. We are privately funded through the generosity of our members, volunteers, individuals, corporations, and charitable foundations.

Featured Donor


Community Foundation of Southern Indiana presents a $15000 check to the Falls of the Ohio Foundation.

Crystal Gunther (center) presents Falls of the Ohio Foundation with a $15,000 grant toward our new Falls Auditorium Film Project. Thank you Community Foundation of Southern Indiana.

Also in photo: L to R: Mike Ellis, Dani Cummins, Diane Swank, John Perkins


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Visitors enjoy a guided tour of the fossil beds.


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Updated April 2, 2017