"Leveling the playing field for our area's youth"

Application for Grant

* Required Field

Grant money must be used to pay fees for players that would otherwise be unable to participate. These fees include, registration/insurance fees or individual pieces of equipment. Monies cannot be used for field improvement or to send kids to sport camps. Application may be submitted online below or mailed to 123 Seneca Street, Utica, NY 13502. Awards will be announced Semi-Annually in April and September. Upstate Sports Charities, Inc, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Community Eligibility for the “Leveling the Field” Grant by Upstate Sports Charities (USC)

Approved Grants will range between $100 – 1,000 and must meet the following requirements.
Grant monies will only be given to youth athletic programs for ages under 18 years of age.

  1. Your organization must be located in the area defined as:
    1. Greater Utica/Rome
    2. Mohawk Valley Region of Central New York (including but not exclusive to: Sauquoit Valley, Kuyahoora Valley etc...)
  2. Your organization must be directly involved in youth sports (i.e. Pop Warner Football, Little League Baseball, AYSO Soccer, Junior Ice Hockey, etc...)
  3. Organization must complete an online donation request, answering to following:
    1. Name of organization, Location & Specific sport
    2. If a non-profit 501(c)(3) you must submit your letter of determination
    3. 2 paragraphs stating why money is needed.
  4. Organizations receiving a USC grant must adhere to the following requirements:
    1. Must show written proof that the funds are used to support a child/children athletics in the areas mentioned in (1 a,b)
    2. Must submit group photo of team, explaining how the funds helped your organization.
    3. You and/or your organization would be willing to be a spokesperson/group for USC in future TV/Radio /Print ads
  5. Monies received cannot be used for:
    1. Field improvements
    2. Sport camps, field trips etc...