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Ohio Archives News: Ohio History Fund Applications Open

Apply for an Ohio History Fund Grant

Hello Grant Seekers and Ohio History Fund Friends!

Ohio History Fund grant applications are now available at ohiohistory.org/historyfund. The application deadline is Sept. 27, 2022.

The Ohio History Fund is a competitive matching grants program for history projects. Grants support all kinds of history projects about Ohio and its communities including
• Rehabilitation of National Register-listed historic buildings
• Museum collection storage initiatives,
• Educational programs
• Digitization of archival materials and historic photographs
• Surveys of buildings and archaeological surveys
• Exhibit development, including virtual exhibits
• Oral history projects
• Organizational development, including board training
• And more – contact us to discuss your idea!

See a list of last year’s grant recipients and projects. Continue reading

Ohio Humanities COVID-19 Cultural Sector Survey: Please Fill Out!

COVID-19 graphic from the CDCPlease fill out the below Ohio Humanities survey by April 7 if possible. Each organization/institution should fill it out once, regardless of whether or not it anticipates needing future aid.

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During these moments of national crisis, the cultural and heritage nonprofit sector is frequently overlooked. People turn to the humanities and arts to understand what is going on and for solace. Governor DeWine’s frequent assurances that Ohioans have faced tough times before and prevailed–and will do so again–are informed by his knowledge of our state’s history. While our sector isn’t working in emergency departments or the grocery stores, gas stations, and banks deemed critical, we help fortify those who do with insight and an enhanced quality of life.

Your responses to this survey are vital and will help Ohio Humanities craft an emergency plan to distribute federal stimulus funds to help Ohio’s cultural heritage community. We’ll use this to plan and distribute federal stimulus funds and create other services to fortify your institution as you address your community’s needs in the face of COVID-19. Continue reading

The Ohio History Connection’s History Fund Grants Support History in Ohio! Please Donate.

Ohio History Fund promo "Oh shoot! My taxes are due." Features Annie Oakley.The Ohio History Connection’s History Fund grant program is one of the few grant programs in the state just for history projects, including the care of and access to archival material. The Ohio History Fund needs your help to make more grants.  If you receive a refund on your Ohio income taxes, consider donating a portion of it to the “Ohio History Fund” tax “check-off,” line 26f on your state tax return.

Since the Ohio History Connection established it in 2012, the Ohio History Fund has made grants for 16 archives, library, and digitization projects, totaling more than $166,000. These include the digitization of oral histories about WWII at BGSU’s Center for Archival Collections (2018), the digitization of historic Butler County atlases held by the MidPointe Library (2013), and, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Archives, the processing of the papers of Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter Jane Scott, who covered the rock music beat from 1952-2002 (2015). Continue reading

The Ohio History Fund – Application Deadline September 1, 2017

The Ohio History Fund grant application is now available. These grants are offered through the Ohio History Connection and support all kinds of history projects including museum collection storage, educational programs, exhibit development, digitization of archival materials and historic photographs, repairs and rehabilitation for National Register-listed historic buildings, archaeological surveys, oral history, and more. Visit ohiohistory.org/historyfund and apply by Sept. 1.

The Ohio History Fund is a part of the Initiative for Ohio History, with the goal of sustaining and expanding funding and reaching new audiences with the program. Help us reach those audiences! The History Fund exemplifies the core value of working together. We can also extend the Ohio History Connection’s efforts help others be good stewards of and share authentic history and tell relevant stories. The History Fund is another resource we can use to be ever more inclusive. The Ohio History Fund is sustainable thanks to the tax check-off and sales of Ohio History “mastodon” license plates. And it’s great to see so many “mastodon cars” (my term) in our staff parking lot!
Ohio History Fund 2017 Recipients

Those of you who have any other association with the Ohio History Fund will likely received another email in the near future announcing the availability of the grant application. Sorry for cross-postings.

If you have any questions, please contact me – and thanks!

Andy Verhoff | Ohio History Fund Grant Coordinator | Local History Services
Ohio History Connection | 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43211
p. 614.297.2341 | f. 614.297.2567 | averhoff@ohiohistory.org