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GSSHOF Sports Grant

The Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame Sports Grant was created to financially assist a not-profit youth sports organization making a difference in the local community through athletics. The Grant is available to qualifying not-for-profit community-based youth sports organizations to help fund programs.


Minimum of one (1) grant for a minimum of $2,500 will be awarded each year. The amount of any single grant is based upon an evaluation of grant applications and funds available.

The GSSHOF Sports Grant is a one-time financial award given to a not-profit youth sports organization.

Upon review of applications, the GSSHOF Board of Directors shall determine the recipient(s).


Eligibility requirements and guidelines:

  • A sports-specific 501(c)3 (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) and/or a not-profit community-based youth sports organization.

  • The GSSHOF Board will review applications, screen the applicants and, by a majority vote, determine the recipient(s).

  • The GSSHOF Sports Grant is a one-time grant to the not-profit youth sports organization. 

  • Travel, elite, AAU, JV or varsity sports or training programs are NOT eligible for the GSSHOF Sports Grant.

Deadline to apply for a GSSHOF Sports Grant is September 1.

        Completed application must be received by the deadline to be considered.


GSSHOF Sports Grant recipient will be notified in October.


GSSHOF Sports Grant Application Process

  • Potential grant candidates need to fill out an application form (found on the GSSHOF Website)

  • Application must be filled out completely, all questions must be answered and copies of all necessary documentation must be included in the candidates application to be considered.

  • Applicants are asked to submit only the information that is requested.




  • January 1-September 1: Submission for GSSHOF Sports Grant Applications

  • September 1: Deadline for GSSHOF Sports Grant Application

  • September 2-October 15: Board review of submitted GSSHOF Sports Grant Applications

  • October: Notification of Grant award

  • November: Distribution of Grant Funds at annual GSSHOF Induction Banquet

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