Shore Culture Centre Receives $20,000 Ohio History Connection's History Fund Grant
The Shore Cultural Centre is pleased to announce that it has received a grant in the amount of $ 20,000 from the Ohio History Connection’s History Fund to assist with the restoration of sixteen badly deteriorated windows on the front side of the historic Centre building. Shore Executive Director Laura Kidder and Board Member Barb Clint attended the Statehood Day luncheon ceremony held Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the Ohio Statehouse and accepted an honorary “big check.” They were joined by State Senator Kenny Yuko, a longstanding friend to Shore, who also presented Ms. Kidder with a State Senate proclamation honoring Shore’s contribution to the Greater Euclid community.
The strength of its grant submission is evidenced by the fact that Shore was the only organization out of the eight 2020 grantees to receive the maximum award amount of $ 20,000, representing 23% of the Ohio History Connection’s $ 85,900 in awards. The Ohio History Connection’s History Fund is a highly competitive grant program. This current grant cycle attracted 41 submissions with requests totaling over $ 568,000. Only 19% of the applicants were successful and total grant requests exceeded funds available by more than six to one.
The Ohio History Connection grant awards were announced at Statehood Day as the grant program is funded through voluntary “tax-check offs” on personal state income tax forms. Grants from the Ohio History Fund are made possible from voluntary donations of state income tax refunds, and sales of Ohio History “mastodon” license plates, and other donations. Further information on the program can be found at www.ohiohistory.org/historyfund or by contacting program manager Andy Verhoff at 614-297-2341.
If you would like to learn more about Shore Cultural Centre, or wish to donate towards building improvements, you can visit their website and donate at www.shoreculturalcentre.com.
Director of Programming and Marketing for Shore Cultural Centre