Ohio History Fund Grants: Crowd-Funding History Projects in Your Community
The Ohio History Fund was created to support the preservation and sharing of Ohio’s heritage by funding local, regional, and statewide projects, programs, and events related to the broad sweep of the state’s history and pre-history. The Ohio History Fund is a competitive matching grants program that is crowd-funded and made possible through voluntary contributions from people like you!
Since the first grants were awarded in 2013, the Ohio History Fund has made 110 awards in half of Ohio’s 88 counties totaling over $1 Million (March 2022). Recipients include a wide range of non-profit organizations and local government entities, including special COVID-19 emergency grants. Wildly successful, the Ohio History Fund has received 474 applications for a total of more than $5.7 million in requests – proving there is a great need for this grant program!
Frequently Asked Questions
The Ohio History Fund is a competitive matching grant program that annually awards grants for history-related projects. Eligible applicants include a wide range of non-profit organizations and local government entities. See our list of recipients for the variety of organizations and projects we have funded.
The Ohio History Fund is also a way for Ohioans to support community history. All the money we grant is voluntarily contributed by you! Most funding comes from contributions of portions of state income refunds, which you make using your donations to the Ohio History Connection are ever-increasing sources of grant support, too.