Now is your chance to request the support you need for your fall of 2019 or early 2020 tennis programs. The second 2019 grant cycle for the USTA Florida Section Foundation, the giving arm of USTA Florida, is now open. The three-month grant window runs until October 31st, 2019.
— USTA Florida Section Foundation (@ustafloridafndn) August 1, 2019
The foundation grants offer funding for youth tennis programs, adaptive tennis programs for those with special needs, community tennis programs in economically challenged areas, along with facility assistance in the renovation, refurbishment and building of quality public tennis facilities.
To learn more about the easy application process, click here.
During the first cycle of 2019, the USTA Florida Section Foundation awarded more than $26,000 in grants across Florida to community tennis organizations in Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami and other locations. One grant went to WestCare Gulf Coast-Florida’s innovative Rackets and Recovery Program, a therapeutic tennis program to assist women in recovery for addiction. The grant was funded by the generosity of foundation supporters and is just one example of how the Foundation can help benefit your community programs.
Chief Clinical Officer for WestCare GulfCoast – Florida, Bob Neri, talked to us about the innovative idea for a…
HOW TO HELP
Besides a donation, supporters can take advantage of $25 off the cost of a new “Play Tennis!” license plate purchase. 90 percent of all proceeds go toward equipment and program support grant opportunities for under-resourced programs throughout the state. Those who want to support can also sign-up for the RoundUp App, where 100 percent of the change received from rounding-up your purchases goes straight back into the communities needing it the most through grant award opportunities. That means the spare change from your morning cup of coffee to your weekly groceries would go toward helping the foundation change lives in your communities.
ABOUT THE USTA FLORIDA SECTION FOUNDATION
With a mission of “Changing Lives through Tennis,” the USTA Florida Section Foundation provides financial support to organizations that help people of all ages and abilities improve their health and quality of life through the great game of tennis. Since 2010, the USTA Florida Section Foundation has awarded more than $1,272,000 in grants for tennis programs serving communities throughout Florida.