The Little League Fund for Youth Sports, created in 2016, benefits Lycoming County organizations that promote youth activity and healthy living through sports. Grants will support youth sports programs that serve children under the age of 16 or people with special needs.

Preference will be given to requests that help remove barriers inhibiting participation (such as participant fees, equipment, and travel costs) or enhance experiences for all participants (facility improvements, equipment, etc.).

Consideration may also be given for projects that would otherwise take from funds raised for direct participant support.

Available to Grant

Minimum request amount = $500. Maximum request amount = $3,000.

Deadline and Notification

Online application will be available for submission through FEBRUARY 15
Final funding notification will be made after the MARCH 19 FCFP board meeting

Who May Apply

  • Nonprofit organizations that are qualified to receive tax-exempt contributions as defined by the IRS – in the vast majority of cases, applicants will be 501(c)(3) organizations, or a unit of local government as described in Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Nonprofit organizations without 501(c)(3) status may work through another qualified 501(c)(3) organization that is willing to serve as a Fiscal Sponsor
  • Nonprofit organizations that have programs that promote youth activity and healthy living through sports for children under the age of 16 and people with special needs in Lycoming County

Ineligible Requests

  • Costs that were or will be incurred prior to the anticipated grant approval date
  • Operating or program deficits
  • Re-granting, on a case-by-case basis
  • Religious organizations may only apply through a secular qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for community-wide programs/project
  • Loans, scholarships, fellowships, honorary awards
  • Requests from individuals
  • Public School Districts and private schools, along with their respective booster clubs and associations, are ineligible to apply
  • Organizations with open grants or outstanding final reports from previous grants from this fund cannot apply

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