What is a tax check-off?
A voluntary way to contribute part of your state income tax refund to a specific cause.
Who is eligible to apply for a Local History Trust Fund grant?
Any local history organization in Kentucky.
What is the typical amount awarded?
Grants can range from $290 to $1,500.
What types of activities do the grants support?
Anything designed to build organizational capacity or strengthen the organization. Such projects include, but are not limited to, local history education programs, collections care, cemetery preservation, publications on local history, documentaries, social media platforms and websites.
How are grants awarded?
Based on an organization’s plan to advance in one or more areas represented in field-based standards, such as the AASLH Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations.
Who oversees the Local History Trust Fund?
The Kentucky Historical Society. In return it may reserve up to 15 percent of the annual contribution to cover administration costs.
The state has mandated the Kentucky Historical Society to be the keeper of the commonwealth’s legacy. KHS has broadened this commitment to include helping Kentuckians recognize history’s value and role in the world today and then use that awareness to address contemporary challenges.