Contribute

You can become an integral part of helping to protect Mammoth Cave National Park by donating to the Friends of Mammoth Cave. We strive to maintain low overhead costs so that your tax-deductible donation will go directly to work in funding important projects and initiatives in the Park. Thank you for your support!

Memberships

Your membership will help the Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park fund important projects and programs that protect, preserve and enhance Mammoth Cave National Park. Donations are tax-deductible.

To join Friends, simply make a donation in one of the amounts below. Prefer to mail a check? Download the mail-in form. You can also use this form to become a member of Friends.

Membership Levels

  • Student Friend - $15.00

  • Troglobite - $25.00

  • Caver Friend - $50.00

  • Lantern Friend - $100.00

  • Big Woods Friend - $250.00

  • Echo River Friend - $500.00

  • Mammoth Friend - $1,000.00

 
 

Shopping Donations

Donate every time you shop at your favorite places and at no cost to you.

  • AmazonSmile: Automatically support Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Friends. Learn More >

  • Kroger Community Awards: To donate, login to your account and select “Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park, Inc.” as your choice for donations. Once you’ve signed up, your donation is automatic when you shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card. Sign up >


Monthly Giving 

Considering a recurring monthly donation?

To discuss the possibilities, contact Executive Director Rick Dubose at 270-758-2152 or friends.mammoth.cave@gmail.com.

 
 

 

Corporate Donations

The Friends is always in need of corporate partners to help fund Ticket to Ride educational grants for schools in every school district near the Park.

We have had donations from:

  • Allstate

  • The Bank of Edmonson County

  • Bluegrass Cellular

  • The Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky

  • The Garden Club of America

  • Dart

  • Halton

  • Patagonia

  • Logan Aluminum

  • Nat’s Outdoor Sports

  • South Central Bank

  • Bowling Green Hot Rods

  • Diamond Caverns

  • Houchen’s Industries

  • The Lodge at Mammoth Cave

  • The National Park Foundation

  • Jerry E. Baker Foundation

  • Laura Turner Dugas Foundation

  • …and many more!

To discuss how you can be a corporate donor, contact Executive Director Rick Dubose at 270-758-2152 or friends.mammoth.cave@gmail.com.

 

Employer Matching

Interested in asking your employer to match your gift?

To discuss the possibilities, contact Executive Director Rick Dubose at 270-758-2152 or friends.mammoth.cave@gmail.com.

 
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Memorial Gifts

Friends honors the memory of these Park Rangers through a Memorial Fund that bears their name.

  • Cheryl Messenger Fund: With the help of the friends of Cheryl Messenger, the Friends of Mammoth Cave seek to continue her legacy of helping kids become nature lovers. The Cheryl Messenger Memorial Fund provides trip assistance awards to schools and organizations to experience Mammoth Cave National Park through Environmental Education (EE).

  • Colleen Olson Fund: More details coming soon.

To discuss how you can contribute to the Memorial Gift funds, contact Executive Director Rick Dubose at 270-758-2152 or friends.mammoth.cave@gmail.com.

 
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In-Kind Gifts

Businesses may donate food and beverage products for special events. Others may donate goods and services such as books, hand-made crafts, computer hardware/software, recreational opportunities through area outfitters, guest lodging and many others for fundraising ventures.

To discuss In-kind Gifts, contact Executive Director Rick Dubose at 270-758-2152 or friends.mammoth.cave@gmail.com.

 
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Donation boxes are located in the Visitor Center and Registration entrance at The Lodge at Mammoth Cave National Park.

Donation boxes are located in the Visitor Center and Registration entrance at The Lodge at Mammoth Cave National Park.

Direct Donation

Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the authorized primary philanthropic partner of Mammoth Cave National Park and provides support for many park programs and activities.

The park is able to accept direct donations. If you are interested in donating to the directly to the park you may contact the Superintendent by phone (270-758-2184) or e-mail.

Donations may be sent to:

Superintendent
Mammoth Cave National Park
P.O. Box 7
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259

Checks should be made payable to "Mammoth Cave National Park".

Direct donations including cash may also be placed in the donation box in the park Visitor Center.