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History Fund Grant Recipients Announced on Statehood Day, 2/27

Grant Program Funded through Voluntary Donations by Ohio Taxpayers

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that it has awarded 10 organizations History Fund grants. The History Fund is a competitive matching grants program that is one of four "tax check-off" funds found on Ohio's income tax forms and funded entirely through Ohio taxpayers' voluntary contributions.

"The History Fund is about preserving and sharing Ohio's heritage by supporting local projects and programs that strengthen Ohio history," said Burt Logan, executive director and CEO for the Ohio Historical Society. "Ohio taxpayers' support reinforce that the History Fund as a worthy program that helps organizations and historical societies fund the projects important to their communities. For just $8 -- the average donation -- Ohioans are helping to preserve their history."

The Ohio Historical Society's History Fund had $110,000 to grant and awarded 10 grants to organizations throughout Ohio. It received 64 applications requesting a total of $788,000 in grant-funding, underscoring the importance of the need for this grant program to local organizations and historical societies throughout Ohio.

The 10 recipients of the 2014 History Fund grant program are:

  • Cuyahoga County Planning Commission (Cleveland)
  • Dayton History
  • Dayton Society of Natural History
  • Historic New Richmond    
  • McKinley Presidential Library & Museum (Canton
  • Ross County Historical Society (Chillicothe
  • Slavic Village Development (Cleveland
  • Summit County Historical Society (Akron)   
  • Williams County Records Center (Bryan)     
  • Worthington Historical Society

About the History Fund: The History Fund was created to support the preservation and sharing of Ohio's heritage by funding local and statewide projects, programs, and events related to the broad sweep of the state's history. Funded by Ohio taxpayers using the "tax check-off" on their Ohio tax returns, the Fund is a competitive grant program that requires applicants to have matching funding sources. The Ohio Historical Society administers the History Fund and cannot apply for a grant. For more information about the History Fund grant program and how to apply, visit ohiohistory.org/historyfund

About the Ohio Historical Society: Founded in 1885, the non-profit Ohio Historical Society (ohiohistory.org) provides a wide array of statewide services and programs related to collecting, preserving, and interpreting Ohio's history, archaeology, and natural history at its 58 sites and museums across Ohio.

SOURCE Ohio Historical Society

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