Closing Soon: Second USTA Florida Section Foundation Grant Cycle
By: USTA Florida Foundation Staff
The second 2019 grant cycle for the USTA Florida Section Foundation, the giving arm of USTA Florida, will close Oct. 31st, 2019 – giving you just one month to request the support you need for your late 2019 and early 2020 tennis programs.
Time is winding down ⌛ Our second grant cycle ends on October 31st! Get support for your tennis program by visiting 💻 USTAFloridaFoundation.com/apply #floridatennis
Posted by USTA Florida Section Foundation on Tuesday, October 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.
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. The grants are funded by the generosity of foundation supporters who want to positively impact the lives of children and families through tennis. In 2018, the foundation disbursed $47,010 to 17 successful grant applicants in the first of two grant cycles, or approximately 63 percent of the $75,000 budgeted for the year.
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 daily lunch to your weekly gas tank fill-up 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.