(originally posted by Andy Sewell on March 3, 2015)
Wilbur and Orville may have been looking to the future with their work developing powered flight, but they also knew it was a good thing to support historic preservation – with their tax returns!
Supporting the Ohio History Fund on your 2015 Ohio state taxes is easy, tax-deductable, and a great way to show your support for your state! Donations from the Ohio History tax check-off are used to fund local history projects throughout Ohio through the History Fund grant program.
With the Ohio History Fund, Ohio citizens can help support our local and state historical sites and preserve significant pieces of our history. Funds donated through your tax-deductable donation go straight to funding local history projects. For just $8, the average donation and the price of a couple fancy coffees at the corner coffee shop, you can help repair a roof, preserve rare documents, or help connect local school kids to their Ohio heritage.
Where does your donation go? All donations directly support the History Fund, which was created to help fund local, regional, and statewide projects, programs, and events linked to the expansive history of Ohio. The program is a competitive matching grants program and requires successful grant applicants to have a matching funding source. For more information about the History Fund grant program and how to apply, visit ohiohistory.org/historyfund.