Foundation: U.S. Tennis Assn. (USTA); Opportunity: USTA Serves; Funding Focus: Youth and recreation; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits which are USTA members; Funding: $5,000 to $50,000 each; Deadline: Oct. 1.
Summary: USTA supports programs that enhance lives of disadvantaged children and individuals with disabilities through the integration of tennis and education. Grants are provided to tennis programs for underserved youth, ages 5-18, that include a K-12 educational component. Such education components can include life-skills programs that focus on individual character development and the development of social skills, individual goal setting, physical fitness and self-discipline. Support is also provided for tennis programs for people with disabilities (all ages) with a life skills component.