Funding and Support
USTA Northern | May 5, 2017
(Note: Grant titles link directly to the appropriate application form. USTA Northern services the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Northwestern WI. Requests from outside of that geographic area will not be considered.
Community Tennis Grants
For starting or expanding community based tennis programs and activities. Two grant types are available in 2017: Project/Program Support and Organizational Capacity Building. Funding amounts range from $250 - $3,000, depending on size of the organization and scope of the project. Grant review typically takes about one month and awards will be given until funds are depleted. Additional funding cycles may be added. For the 2018 application, click here.
For a Community Tennis Grant Review Sheet, click here.
Please contact John Chandler at email@example.com for more information. ADVERTISEMENT
USTA Northern Adopt-a-Court Grant
As a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to "promote and develop the growth of tennis," USTA Northern recognizes the importance of making financial investments in the infrastructure of tennis facilities to foster the sport’s continued growth. All tennis facilities that are open to the public and meet additional requirements as outlined in the application are invited to apply for the USTA Northern Adopt-A-Court Grant. Deadline has passed for the 2018 Adopt-A-Court Grants.
* Category I: For basic facility improvements and fixed court amenities (e.g. windscreens, backboards, fencing, lighting). Matching Grants up to $2,500
* Category II: For reconstruction/renovation of facilities with less than 4 courts. Up to 10 percent of project cost with cap of $5,000.
* Category III: For new construction and reconstruction of facilities with 4 courts or more. Up to 10 percent of project cost with cap of $15,000.
For a sample application, click here.
For an Adopt-A-Court Grant Review Sheet, click here.
For more information, contact Naomi Sadighi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USTA Public Facility Funding
Available by invitation only with no specific deadlines. Interested organizations must complete a Public Facility Assistance Form located online at http://ct.usta.com/pfa. In addition to funding, USTA provides a variety of resources to facilities looking to renovate exisiting facilities or build new ones including advocacy assistance, concept drawings, construction & maintenance manual, programming assistance for maximum court utilization and more. This form can be completed at anytime during the year. Contact Naomi Sadighi at email@example.com for more information.
USTA Red, Orange, Green Blended Lines & Conversion Grant
As a facility committed to offering the Red, Orange, Green Tennis format, USTA Northern recognizes your need for permanent lines and/or courts. To help, we're making grants available to any facility wishing to paint permanent lines on its courts. The current cost for lining courts ranges from approximately $200-$400 per court. Maximum grant award is 75% of the project cost and communities are required to pay the remaining 25% of the cost. No specific deadline. For more information, contact John Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USTA Northern Red, Orange, Green Equipment Matching Grants
USTA Northern offers a buy one-get one free program on Red, Orange, Green, Tennis Equipment for CTA’s, Parks, Schools and NJTL programs. Maximum grant allowed is $300/$300 split between USTA Northern and the organization. To apply, click here. Contact Carolyn Kramer at email@example.com for more information.
USTA Northern Red, Orange, Green School Equipment Matching Grants For Free & Reduced Lunch Programs
USTA Northern offes an equipment grant to schools that have more than 40% of the student population on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Each school will qualify for a package consisting of the following: up to 35 tennis racquets (depending on class size), 36 foam or red felt balls, 1 roll of tennis caution tape. Requests will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are depleted. Priority is given to those who have attended a USTA Teacher Workshop or 10 and Under Workshop. To apply, click here. For more information contact Carolyn Kramer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USTA Northern recognizes the importance of community involvement and tries to participate in the many charitable events organized by our tennis family each year. Community organizations may request in-kind support by completing a Donation Request/Marketing Assistance Form. We will do our best to support your event with a reasonable donation provided it meets our giving guidelines. Requests must be received at least six weeks prior to the event date. Contact Naomi Sadighi at email@example.com for more information.
USTA Foundation Grant
USTA Foundation awards grants to programs that support at-risk youth and people with disabilities through tennis and education programs designed to improve health, build character and strive for academic excellence. For additional information about submitting a grant proposal, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go online to www.ustafoundation.com.
Additional USTA Northern support may become available throughout the year. If you are unsure about whether or not funding is available to support your goals, please contact Naomi Sadighi at email@example.com or (952) 358-3290.