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Missouri Valley

Centennial Community Campaign

March 03, 2020

2020 marks an important year in USTA Missouri Valley history - our 100th anniversary. 

 

In honor of this historic year, USTA Missouri Valley is giving back in an equally historic way. In what will be titled our Centennial Community Campaign, the Missouri Valley Tennis Foundation will be awarding $100,000 in grants to organizations, foundations, individuals and community youth initiatives. 

 

The campaign was announced at the USTA Missouri Valley Annual Conference this past December, and the first grants for an organization and an individual will be given this spring. 

 

The three grant cycles are as follows: 

 

  • Application open: Mar 1 - April 5; Decision by April 20

  • Application open May 1 - July 5; Decision by July 20

  • Application open Aug 1 - October 5; Decision by October 20

 

Organization Grant Application Guidelines: 

 

  • Must be a non-profit organization.

  • The program should become self-sufficient by developing a means to generate its own funds. Grants are awarded annually and are generally not renewed.

  • Grant recipient must agree to an on-site visit and return a year-end evaluation and accountability report.

  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a grant from the Foundation.

  • One-half of the grant awarded will be sent upon approval. The remaining dollars will be distributed once the evaluation and accountability report has been submitted.

 

Organization Grant Types include: 

 

  • Adult Intro to Tennis programs

  • Junior programs (Intro to Tennis, Team Challenge, Junior Team Tennis, etc.)

  • Schools (in-service and after-school programming)

  • Wheelchair programs and events

  • Adaptive programs and events

  • Other programs or specials events that grow and enhance the sport of tennis

  • Facility improvements - supplemental funding to funding received by the USTA Facility Assistance program.

 

Organization Grant Application

 

Individual Grant Application Guidelines: 

 

  • Need basis 

  • The player is in good standing with the USTA Missouri Valley 

  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a grant from the Foundation

  • Upon Grant approval, players will be asked to complete a minimum of 5 hours of community service in their local tennis community

  • Upon Grant approval, dollars will be disbursed once receipts are submitted. 

 

Individual Grant Types include: 

 

  • Junior team travel assistance

  • Participation in junior programs (Intro to Tennis, Team Challenge, Junior Team Tennis, etc.)

  • Player competition assistance

  • Tennis camp scholarships

  • Other individual assistance

 

Individual Grant Application

 

The Missouri Valley Tennis Foundation supports organizations that implement programs that enhance the lives of people through tennis and education. Learn more about the foundation here. 

 

The USTA Missouri Valley looks forward to giving back to the community and our youth in this commemorative year-long celebration campaign, and hope that you will enjoy seeing the spotlights we shine on each of these grant recipients throughout 2020.

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