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Now Open: Second USTA Florida Foundation Grant Cycle for 2021

The USTA Florida Foundation has announced its second 2021 grant cycle, which runs from Aug. 1 – Oct. 31, is now open and accepting applications.

“Now is the time to request the support you may need for late 2021 and early 2022 tennis programs,” said USTA Florida Section Foundation Executive Director Alexis Johnson. “Whether you’re in a municipality or a school, running a nonprofit grassroots tennis program, need wheelchair or adaptive programming support or just general support and equipment, we’re here to help.”

Types of grants available:

Equipment Grants

Equipment grants provide tennis equipment for youth tennis, Junior Team Tennis, Masters Tennis,  adaptive and wheelchair tennis programs for special populations of all ages and tennis programs promoting healthy and active lifestyles. Learn more about Equipment Grants here.

Program Support Grants

Program support grants provide funding to youth tennis and adaptive tennis programs for special populations of all ages and under-resourced children and adults in economically challenged communities. Learn more about Program Support Grants here.

Wheelchair Grants

Wheelchair grants provide funding for youth and adult wheelchair tennis programs, programs placing an emphasis on wheelchair offerings that attract new players, and programs made available for under-resourced wheelchair athletes in economically challenged communities. Learn more about Wheelchair Grants here.

Click Here to Apply for Grants

The giving arm of the USTA Florida Section, the Foundation returns 90% of the annual contributions it receives from the “Play Tennis!” license plate directly back into the Florida tennis community, primarily through local grassroots community program grants.

The Foundation closed out the first grant cycle of 2021 by granting nearly $40,000 back into the Florida grassroots tennis community. Since 2005, the USTA Florida Section Foundation has had a community impact of more than $1,805,000 through equipment and financial support. That support has gone towards adaptive and youth programming, community tennis programs in economically challenged areas, and building or restoring of quality public tennis facilities across the state.

To support Florida recreational grassroots tennis with a “Play Tennis!” license plate, click here. You can also sign-up for the RoundUp App, where 100% of the change received from rounding-up your purchases goes straight back into the communities needing it the most through grant award opportunities.

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.