America 250-Ohio Grants

Ohio Humanities is proud to partner with the Ohio Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial (AM250-OH) to make funds available for grants to non-profit, educational, and local governmental organizations to support educational and commemorative programming about the two-hundred-fiftieth anniversary of the independence and founding of the United States.

America 250-Ohio grants will draw attention to the achievements, struggles, honors, innovations, and significance of all people in Ohio since before its founding to the present day.

Learn more about the America 250-Ohio Commission

Grant Cycle Timeline

Spring 2024 Cycle:

  • Grant Guidelines and Application Released: January 15, 2024
  • Grant Applications due: March 15, 2024

Grant Funding Levels

Buckeye Impact Grants

  • Grant amounts up to $50,000
  • Projects should have a statewide, regional, or significant local impact.
  • Project types may include significant exhibitions, regional commemorative activities, substantial digital and documentary media projects, and signature public events.

Trillium Local Activity Grants

  • Grant amounts up to $5,000
  • Projects should have a local or community-wide impact
  • Project types may include exhibitions, exhibits, interpretative panels, local commemorative programs or activities, local public events, educational and public programs, and smaller digital and documentary media projects.


Non-profits registered with the State of Ohio, educational, and local governmental organizations located in Ohio. Individual artists, authors, or performers must apply through a fiscal agent/sponsor.

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Learn more about the America 250-Ohio Commission
Application guidelines
Frequently asked questions
Watch the America 250-Ohio Grants webinars
Download the America 250-Ohio grant budget spreadsheet
Download the America 250-Ohio application worksheet
Download a sample application
Contact a Program Officer