USTA Foundation surpasses $40 million in total funding

February 27, 2019 04:52 PM

The USTA Foundation announced today that it has surpassed $40 million in total giving to tennis and education programs and under-resourced youth since its inception, with over $40.2 million distributed.


In 2018, the USTA Foundation awarded more than $6.6 million in support of its key programs and initiatives under its structure. These include National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Excellence Teams, STEM and ACE curriculums, technical assistance, programming and capacity-building grants, and college scholarships. Of that, more than $4.7 million was awarded in grants and scholarships, and $1.9 million was distributed in support of program services that are vital in helping NJTL chapters remain sustainable and impactful for its youth participants. These services include technical assistance, coaches training, program evaluations and delivery methodologies.


In the USTA Foundation’s year-end funding cycle, $1.2 million in capacity-building and program grants were distributed to 43 local NJTL chapters nationwide to help strengthen their programming and capacity-building infrastructure.


USTA Foundation’s corporate philanthropic support continued in 2018 with nearly $2 million from multiple partners who supported a variety of the Foundation’s programs. National Partners include American Express, Chase, Deloitte, ESPN, Rolex and Wilson.  


“2018  proved to be one of our most successful years at the USTA Foundation as a result of our fundraising efforts, which provided us a tremendous opportunity to fund hundreds of programs and reward thousands of deserving students,” said Dan Faber, Executive Director, USTA Foundation. “We look forward to continuing to spread our message that the combination of tennis and education has a lasting and positive impact on youth.” 


In achieving this new mark of $40.2 million, the USTA Foundation has now awarded funding to hundreds of community-based, grassroots programs, benefitting thousands of children through tennis, education and health programming, primarily through the NJTL network. This network features nearly 300 chapters that reach approximately 180,000 youth on an annual basis, providing free or low-cost tennis and education programming to the 50 largest markets in the U.S. – nurturing future leaders and enabling kids in need to succeed on the court, in the classroom and in life.



USTA Foundation Incorporated (USTAF or USTA Foundation), the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), brings together the powerful combination of tennis and education to change lives of under-resourced youth. USTAF utilizes financial grants, scholarship opportunities, curricula, technical assistance and training to make a lasting difference, and with a primary focus to develop and ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. The NJTL network features nearly 300 chapters that reach approximately 180,000 youth on an annual basis. USTAF raises money and public awareness to support these programs through private donations, corporate sponsorships and foundations, as well as its special fundraisers held throughout the year, including the US Open Opening Night Gala, the US Open Paver program, and Pro-Ams, to name a few. To date, the USTA Foundation has awarded more than $40.2 million in program services, grants and scholarships, helping to serve up dreams for thousands of children throughout the country



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