Please Give to the Ohio History Fund

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The Ohio History Connection’s History Fund grant program is one of the few grant program in the state just for history, pre-history, and historic preservation projects – and it needs your help to grow. 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 26d on your state tax return.

Your donation with those from your friend, relatives, and thousands of other history lovers makes possible grants for local history projects in places big and small throughout Ohio.  Since the Ohio History Fund started in 2012, it has made 78 grants across our state for a total of $738,826. Proving that there’s a great need for the History Fund, however, it has received 437 grant applications totaling more than $5.3 million in requests! For a list of grant recipients, visit

Not receiving a tax refund?  You can still help:  buy an Ohio History mastodon license plate.  Twenty dollars from the sale of each set of plates benefits the History Fund grant program.  To learn more, visit:

You can also make a donation directly to the Ohio History Connection for the History Fund, visit and click on “Give.” Be sure to designate your gift “for Ohio History Fund.”

The more you give to the Ohio History Fund, to more grants it can make to organizations like yours that preserves history in our state. 

Questions about the History Fund? Visit or call Andy Verhoff, Ohio History Fund & Outreach Manager, State Historic Preservation Office, Ohio History Connection, or 614-562-4490.

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