Donate to Ohio History on your Ohio tax return and help support history projects in local communities that invest in Ohio’s economy. The funds generated through the Ohio History “Tax Check-Off” are made available through a competitive matching grants program, the History Fund. The History Fund supports the preservation and sharing of Ohio’s heritage by supporting local projects, programs, and events related to Ohio’s history.
Small donations make a BIG difference
For just $8, you can help repair a roof, preserve rare color film footage, or stage a historical reenactment.
The Ohio History Tax Check-Off needs your support now
Why? The upcoming tax season is especially important. The Ohio General Assembly recently established a new threshold for tax check-off programs. The Ohio History Connection needs to generate at least $150,000 each year or the Ohio History Tax Check-Off, and the History Fund grants program it supports, could be jeopardized.
It’s easy to donate to Ohio History on your tax return
Look for "Ohio History Fund" on your Ohio tax return and designate a dollar amount. That’s it! Your tax-deductible donation goes to support history projects in local Ohio communities.
- On the 2015 Ohio IT 1040: Individual Income Tax Return, look for line 26b and designate a dollar amount to the “Ohio History Fund.”
Other ways to support the History Fund Grant Program
Your Ohio tax return is just one way you can support history projects in your local community. You can also donate directly to the History Fund online.
Help promote the Ohio History Tax Check-Off
To be a part of the Ohio History Tax Check-Off campaign and to access free promotional materials, go to: ohiohistory.org/makehistorycampaign