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Funding Available for Sports and Recreation Projects in Western New York and the Finger Lakes

Nov 09, 2019 at 09:00 am by Amanda Lai

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Youth Sports

Grant Opportunity: The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Youth Sports provides funds for projects that increase access to quality sports and recreation experiences to children in Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties. The fund particularly is interested in projects that focus on underserved populations and communities. 

Your projects must address youth sports and recreation through at least one of the following strategies: 

  • Asking kids what they want;
  • Reintroduction of free play;
  • Encouraging sports sampling;
  • Revitalizing in-town leagues;
  • Thinking small;
  • Designing for development;
  • Training all coaches; and
  • Emphasizing prevention

Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations located in the New York State counties of Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates are eligible to apply. Your organization must serve youth in this geographic area. Government entities and school districts are eligible to apply. 

Grant Amount: This program awards between $5,000 and $25,000. However, proposals for slightly larger awards will be considered. 

Grant Period: Grants will have a one year period. 

Application Deadline: January 17, 2019

For more information:  For more information, please see the grant website. 

Brockport Research Institute is a NYS certified woman-owned business enterprise that provides grant-writing, evaluation and professional learning services.  For questions or more information on this or any other grant opportunity, please contact us at or call Sara Silverstone at (585) 431-3416