FY2015 Grant Awards

In Fiscal Year 2015 Ohio Humanities funded projects throughout Ohio valued at $289,544.52.


  • Egyptian Sands, Children’s Museum of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County: $10,000
  • Why the Humanities?: Answers from the Cognitive and Neuro-Sciences, Kent State University, Portage County: $10,000
  • Interdisciplinary Symposium on Improvisation, Bowling Green State University, Wood County: $10,000
  • The Legacy of Ferdinand Brader: 19th Century Drawings of the Rural Ohio and Pennsylvania Landscape, Canton Museum of Art, Stark County: $17,000
  • Books@Work with Maple Heights School District Non-Teaching Staff, That Can Be Me, Inc., Cuyahoga County: $3,250
  • A Series of Public Programs Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the British Children’s Arrival in North Canton During the Blitz, Walsh University Hoover Historical Center, Stark County: $8,625
  • Poe in Person: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe, James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Lake County: $1,000
  • Behind the Music, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Stark County: $2,000
  • Both Sides Now: Views of Vietnam from the WYSO Public Radio Archives, WYSO FM, Greene County: $17,000
  • Ohio Poetry Day, Ohio Poetry Day Association, Champaign County: $453.20
  • Sustaining Ohio’s Arts and Culture Ecosystem, Heritage Ohio, Franklin County: $1,000
  • AmeriCorps Member NAI Scholarships, Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area, Perry County: $1,500
  • Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, Columbus Museum of Art, Franklin County: $5,000
  • The Electric Guitar in Popular Culture Conference, Bowling Green State University Center for Popular Culture Studies, Wood County: $2,000
  • 2015 Ohioana Book Festival, Ohioana Library Association, Franklin County: $20,000
  • Latinos in Rural America, Kenyon College, Knox County: $17,000
  • Trees in Trouble: Saving America’s Urban Forests, Media Working Group, Hamilton County: $17,000
  • New American Voices, WOSU Public Media, Franklin County: $10,000
  • Migration in Global Context: History, Narrative and Project-Based Learning, Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, Cuyahoga County: $20,000
  • The Best of Ohio’s Regionalists: 1919-1950, Springfield Museum of Art, Clark County: $15,466
  • Veterans Voices Project, Wright State University Veteran and Military Center, Greene County: $20,000
  • Ten Years of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize: A Literary Conference, Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts: An Ohio Center of Excellence, Greene County: $3,000
  • Suburbanscapes: Art Beyond the Metropolis, City of Kettering Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, Montgomery County: $4,550
  • Roscoe Village Foundation Heritage Tourism Strategic Planning Process, Roscoe Village Foundation, Coshocton County: $2,000
  • Heritage Tourism in Auglaize County Planning Project, Auglaize County Historical Society, Auglaize County: $986
  • Ashland Chautauqua 2015: 200 Years of Progress, Ashland Chautauqua, Ashland County: $5,000
  • To Intervene or Not to Intervene: American Involvement in World Affairs from Spanish Civil War to the President, Oberlin College, Lorain County: $2,000
  • Books by the Banks 2015, Books by the Banks, Hamilton County: $20,000
  • The Peace Labyrinth: Quilting the Golden Rule, Interfaith Association of Central Ohio, Franklin County: $2,000
  • Exit Interviews Film Pre-Production Planning, Famicos Foundation, Cuyahoga County: $1,785
  • Cut from the Same Cloth: Textiles of the World, Dayton Society of Natural History, Montgomery County: $5,000
  • 1865: Beyond Appomattox – Civil War’s Legacy, Lorain County Community College, Lorain County: $2,834
  • Train: The Hidden Narratives of the Holocaust, Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Hamilton County: $3,000
  • Making Archaeology Public, Ohio History Connection, Franklin County: $7,000
  • Austen in Autumn, Mentor Public Library, Lake County: $930
  • BLIMP! Sports, Broadcasting & the Goodyear Airship, University of Akron, Summit County: $16,188.70
  • Justice and Peace: A Call to Local and Global Community, Peace Resource Center, Wilmington College, Clinton County: $2,000
  • Stewart’s Corners Schoolhouse Interpretive Exhibition, Stow Historical Society, Summit County: $976.62
  • Greenways or Highways Film Planning Project, Doan Brook Watershed Partnership, Cuyahoga County: $2,000


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.