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Fiscal Year 2016 Grant Awards

$293K Creates Statewide Opportunities

During FY2016 Ohio Humanities has awarded $293,730 in grants to support more than 50 community-based projects across the state.

These grant awards represent collaborations with other nonprofit organizations including universities, museums, and historical societies. Results include 14 conferences and symposiums, four book festivals, three programs which examined veterans’ issues, and an additional three programs which examined ecological trends in modern farming. The 2016 project list also features thought-provoking films, exhibits and scholar talks. Listed below, by grant category, each project had a vital role in helping Ohioans to address real issues with real conversations throughout the year.

For more information about the grant-funded projects listed, contact Outreach Coordinator Missy Ricksecker at 614-461-7802.


| MAJOR GRANTS | MEDIA GRANTS | CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURISM GRANTS |
| QUARTERLY GRANTS | MONTHLY GRANTS |


Fiscal Year 2017 Grant Awards

MAJOR GRANT AWARDS: $75,194.00

  • $20,000 2017 Ohioana Book Festival |Ohioana Library Association | Franklin County, Columbus
  • $17,500Cultural Heritage Chronicle: A Capstone Publication for the Lee-Harvard Neighborhood | Cleveland Restoration Society | Cuyahoga County, Cleveland
  • $15,000 Austin-Magie Farm and Mill District, Oxford, Ohio: Digital Humanities Map & Learning Resources | Miami University | Butler County, Oxford
  • $12,694 A Story Map of the Battle of the Wabash and the Battle of Fort Recovery | Fort Recovery Historical Society | Mercer County, Fort Recovery
  • $10,000 Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival | Mandel Jewish Community Center | Cuyahoga County, Beachwood

MEDIA GRANT AWARDS: $35,000.00

  • $20,000‘Growing Right’: The Rise of Ohio’s Ecological Food and Farm Movement, 1970s-Present | Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association | Franklin County, Columbus
  • $15,000World Peace Study Mission Digital Exhibit | Wilmington College Peace Resource Center | Clinton County, Wilmington

HERITAGE TOURISM GRANT AWARDS: $19,000.00

  • $15,000German Village Interpretive Trail | German Village Society | Franklin County, Columbus
  • $2,000Cultural Heritage of the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and the Reese-Peters House | Decorative Arts Center of Ohio | Fairfield County, Lancaster
  • $2,000 John Brown House – Positioning our Properties for the Future | Summit County Historical Society | Summit County, Akron

EDUCATOR ENRICHMENT GRANT AWARD: $6,707.38

  • $6,707.38 Human Rights in a Global Perspective: Mass Atrocities and State-Sponsored Violence | Ohio State University Slavic, East European Languages | Franklin County, Columbus

QUARTERLY GRANT AWARDS: $38,530.00

  • $5,000Ashland Chautauqua 2017: Voices of Courage | Ashland Chautauqua | Ashland County, Ashland
  • $5,000 Civil Conversations About Constitutional Matters: Roundtable Discussions on Constitutional Issues – Free Press, Freedom of Speech, Peaceable Assembly and Separation of Powers | Walsh University | Stark County, North Canton
  • $5,000 Piqua Chautauqua: World War I Centennial | Mainstreet Piqua, Inc. | Miami County, Piqua
  • $5,000The Spirit of Neighborhoods: Culture Walks | Columbus Landmarks Foundation | Franklin County, Columbus
  • $5,000Stokes Oral History Project | Cuyahoga Community College | Cuyahoga County, Cleveland
  • $5,000 Who We Are, Where We Live | Literary Cleveland | Cuyahoga County, Cleveland
  • $4,500 If Truth Be Told… | Bowling Green State University | Wood County, Bowling Green
  • $4,030Ohio Farm Stories: Capturing and Reflecting on Hancock County’s Agricultural History | University of Findlay | Hancock County, Findlay

MONTHLY GRANT AWARDS: $16,930.58

  • $2,000 Development of the Celebrating Victoria Woodhull Project | Robbins Hunter Museum Restoration and Preservation Corporation | Licking County, Granville
  • $2,000 Six Word Stroll and Share | Short North Alliance | Franklin County, Columbus
  • $2,000 Steamboats on the Ohio River Exhibit | Old Fort Steuben Project, Inc. | Jefferson County, Steubenville
  • $2,000Ted Lewis Museum 40th Anniversary Lecture | Ted Lewis Museum | Pickaway County, Circleville
  • $2,000 “Twenty-Six Seconds”: An Evening with Alexandra Zapruder | James A. Garfield National Historic Site | Lake County, Mentor
  • $1,996.15 Bicentennial Speaker Series | Zoar Community Association and the Ohio Historical Society | Tuscarawas County, Zoar
  • $1,995 Appalachia Exposed: Representing the Mountain South in American Regionalism | Springfield Museum of Art | Clark County, Springfield
  • $1,094.50 The Yanks Are Coming: America in the Great War, 1917-1919 | Lorain County Community College | Lorain County, Elyria
  • $950History & People of Ohio | Buckeye Authors Book Fair Committee, Inc. | Wayne County, Wooster
  • $894.93 “Cooperation Through Prosperity: Marshall Plan Posters for Post-WWII European Recovery” Exhibit Programming | Wilmington College Quaker Heritage Center | Clinton County, Wilmington


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Before beginning the application process, contact a Program Officer:

For a Major, Media, Educator Enrichment, Toward a Beautiful Ohio, or a Standing Together grant, contact David J. Merkowitz, PhD | dmerkowitz@ohiohumanities.org

For a Quarterly, Monthly, or Heritage Tourism grant, contact Robert Colby, PhD | rcolby@ohiohumanities.org

Or via phone at 800.293.9774 and 614.461.7802.

Already received an Ohio Humanities Grant? Visit the Funded Projects page for helpful tips and additional information.