Endowment Funds

Donating to a permanent endowment fund is a great way to create a lasting legacy while supporting the work of the Falls of the Ohio Foundation in perpetuity. The Foundation’s endowment funds are professionally administered with the intent to support the Falls of the Ohio Foundation’s mission forever.

Falls of the Ohio Educational Experiences Fund

The Falls of the Ohio Foundation Educational Experiences Fund was originally established by Patty and Hugh Cress and supports the Foundation’s work to educate the community on the Falls of the Ohio’s natural, cultural, and historical significance. Annually, this fund will ensure that nearly 1,000 students have access to the Falls of the Ohio State Park’s Interpretive Center and educational programs. Click here to learn about Patty and Hugh’s story.

Falls of the Ohio Improvement Fund

The Foundation’s improvement fund is administered through the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. This permanent fund provides important support for improvements to the Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center, including maintenance and upgrades.

To support this fund you’ll need to make your gift on the Community Foundation’s website. Please follow the steps below to make your donation to our Endowment Fund:

1) Go to the CFSI website.
2) Fill out the on-line form.
3) Near the bottom of the page, you will see “Select Fund Type” with a drop box.
4) Click on “Funds Supporting Nonprofits.”
5) A new tab will appear. Click on this drop box and scroll to the bottom.
6) Click on “The Falls of the Ohio Foundation Fund.”
7) Finish filling out the form and click “Submit.”

Thank you for your support! If you have any questions, please call us at 812-283-4999.