The Westcott House receives Ohio History Fund Grant!

The History Fund is a competitive matching grant program administered by the Ohio History Connection's Local History Services department. Money for the grants comes from you, who support the program in three ways: by donating a portion of your state income tax refund to the Ohio History Fund (the "tax check-off'), by purchasing Ohio History "mastodon" license plates, and by making donations to the Ohio History Connection for the History Fund. 

Your donation of a part of your Ohio tax refund this year is vital. The source of most of the money the History Fund grants comes though the tax check-off, and most of that is generated during tax season, ending for many with the filing deadline of April 18. The goal of the Ohio History Fund tax check-off in 2017 is to raise $88,000 - 10% more than last year. That breaks down to 9,800 donations of $9, the amount of the average tax check-off gift. For the price of one lunch, you can support history in Ohio! To learn more, please click here.

Since 2013, the History Fund has made 54 grants in 33 counties totaling $522,000.  Proving there is a strong need for funding for local history and preservation efforts, the History Fund has received 249 grant proposals and just under $4 million in requests.  

Help us leverage this prestigious grant! Donate today to help us keep up the good work! To contribute to the Westcott House please click here