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Nonprofits can learn about Ralph Wilson youth sports grants.

Byline: Kevin Oklobzija

A pair of informational meetings will be open to area nonprofit organizations that may qualify for grants from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Legacy Fund for Youth Sports.

Organizations from Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties are welcome to attend the sessions to learn more about the grant process and the Wilson Legacy Fund.

The meetings, facilitated by the Greater Rochester After-School Alliance, will provide details on the application process, resources and potentially find a collaborator.

The times/sites:

Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva, 160 Carter Road, Geneva.

Nov. 27, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Common Ground Health, 1150 University Ave.

Sessions are free but registration is required. To register, email a name, agency and preferred session to

Grant applications for the second round of youth sports funding will be accepted through Jan. 18, 2019. Government entities and school districts may apply, but preference will be given to nonprofits. For more information, go to the organization's

The overreaching goal of the grants is to strengthen the quality, quantity and accessibility of youth sports and recreation programs for children under 18 in the area counties. Up to $500,000 is available in this round of grants.

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Legacy Fund for Youth Sports, created by the late founder of the Buffalo Bills, awarded $5 million to Rochester Area Community Foundation in December 2016. Of 82 applications received earlier this year, $329,000 was distributed to 20 projects that directly impacted more than 6,500 youth in Monroe, Ontario, Seneca and Wayne counties. 653-4020

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Publication:Rochester Business Journal
Date:Oct 29, 2018
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