Designated Funds

ARI General Operations Fund

Support ARI general operations and research expenses. Your generous donation is used to pay for supplies, tools, equipment, utilities, employee salaries & benefits, scientific materials, program development, continued education, consulting, development of AR & VR experiences, curation and storage of our precious artifacts.

Archaeological Site Preservation Fund

Contribute toward the purchase and preservation of at risk or relevant regional archaeological sites to preserve the history of the Native American people who lived in the Greater Cincinnati area before us.

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ARI Research FUnd

Your generous donation is used to support anthropological research questions throughout the year. It pays for our research equipment, research team salaries & benefits, scientific materials, latest technologies, artifact dating, continued education and training, consulting, lab equipment,  and more. 

Future Archaeologist Fund

Internships are a vital part of educating future archaeologists, anthropologists, scientists, historians, researchers, non-profit organizers. Help us provide educational opportunities for students with priority given to Native American students who are studying Anthropology, Archaeology, or Non-profit Management.

ARI Expansion Fund

Your generous donation will contribute toward our ambitious goal of $1,000,000 for the development of our teaching lab, curation facility, and learning center that will include an Augmented and Virtual Reality experience area.

Tours and Trails Fund

Help ARI maintain our tours & trails and improve on our educational experiences with a sponsorship of a trail! The sponsorship will cover the development of new tour content, trail maintenance, landscaping, community events, and more!

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Experimental Gardens Fund

This fund supports the ongoing planning, management and public education that goes into the creation of the ARI Native Cultivars Garden. This garden features a variety of plants that have been used by Native peoples of this region for millennia, or that have been found at Guard archaeologically.

Exhibits & Programs Development Fund

At ARI we strive to educate the public and future stewards using educational programming and tools such as certifications, trainings, homeschool and educator lesson plans and activities, workshops, educational materials, lectures, posters, classroom & teaching resources, professional development for our employees, demonstrations and more. Help us teach the importance of archaeology, land stewardship and descendant community cultures.

Door to the Past Virtual Reality Experience

The funds collected will help us to build out virtual experiences that we can send to classrooms all over the world that will allow the past to come to life! Contact us for a demo or specific sponsorship opportunities.

Augmented Reality Adventure Tours

Be a part of the expanded augmented reality experience at archaeological sites. People can experience the sites as they were in the past and experience previous excavations through the click of a button while on the trail. Contact us for a demo or specific sponsorship opportunities.

ARI Newsletter Fund

Help support our newsletter! We want to bring the ARI news to you! Learn about what we are doing, how you can support our mission and how we are educating the public about local archaeology, land stewardship, descendant communities and the importance of preservation! To offer comprehensive content, creative design and high-quality printing, we need support!

Donor Policy

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