First Grant Cycle of 2023 is Now Open
The USTA Florida Foundation is always looking to lend a helping hand in the community. With the mission of “Changing Lives through Tennis” the Foundation is excited to be able to continue that throughout 2023.
With that said, the Foundation is thrilled that the first grant cycle of the year is officially active as of February 1 and will remain open until April 30.
If you’re looking for support in the tennis community, whether starting up a program, trying to provide people with racquets and balls, or want to explore how wheelchair programming can benefit your organization, the Foundation is here to help.
Applications for the spring grant cycle are being accepted and these are the types of grants that are available.
Equipment grants are available and provide tennis equipment for all ages and skills of tennis. It also provides equipment that is needed for adaptive and wheelchair tennis programs.
Program Support Grant
Another grant that is available is Program Support. These grants provide funding for youth tennis, adaptive tennis and other approved Florida tennis programs for special populations of all ages and under-resourced children and adults in economically challenged communities.
The final grant available are Wheelchair grants, which provide funding for youth and adult wheelchair tennis programs. This is focused on attracting new players from across the states that may be in economically challenged communities.
During our 2022 Grant Cycles the Foundation awarded over $205,000. This was handed out in the form of equipment, program, and wheelchair grants, which helped grow tennis across the entire state.
To contribute to these funds, you can If you’re looking to give back to Florida Tennis in another way, you can purchase a USTA Florida Foundation “Play Tennis” License Plate. With every purchase, 90% of proceeds go right back into local communities, to grow the game. Visit ustafloridafoundation.com/plate to learn more about getting yours today.
You can also donate through the RoundUp App, where 100% of every donation is poured back into Florida tennis to help start, rebuild, and expand programs.
The USTA Florida Foundation wants to award even more money to communities in need, so visit ustafloridafoundation.com/apply to learn more about receiving a grant this year.