MISSION - To provide financial grant support to grass roots tennis programs and competitive youth players with financial need.
Invest in the future of tennis. Make a gift to your Middle States Tennis Patrons Foundation, Inc.
The Middle States Tennis Patrons Foundation, Inc., founded in 1973, is the fundraising ad 501 (c) (3), not-for-profit charitable arm of USTA Middle States. Patrons invest in local communities annually throughout the Middle States section to grow tennis from the ground up. Patrons grants deliver $30,000 annually to juniors and tennis programs all across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and parts of West Virginia.
Your gift goes to work to grow and sustain grass roots tennis programs, and provides the means for high performance juniors with financial need to continue their competition at the highest national level.
Patrons raises gift support to fulfill its mission each year through an annual appeal letter, the USTA Middle States Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Auction, and nother major gifts and planned giving efforts. The USTA Middle States Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Auction is the largest event of the year for the Section and the Patrons, both from a fundraising perspective, and also recognition and honor.
The net proceeds from the Hall of Fame dinner are provided to the Patrons to assit it in its grant-awarding work. Hall of Fame proceeds are also proportionately shared with the local host district and its grass roots tennis programs with financial need. The Hall of Fame dinner routinely raises $40,000 or more annually to help fund the Patrons mission. For more information on the event, click here.
The Tennis Patrons Foundation has very little administrative overhead, and is largely managed by a volunteer board. Therefore, virtually every dollar given goes to directly to deserving tennis programs and junior players.
Patrons awards its money grants and free tennis racquets to primarily junior and school-based tennis programming and organizations.
In order to receive a Patrons grant, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page for more information.
Board of Directors
USTA Middle States Tennis Patrons Endowment Fund
Please send pledge forms to:
Middle States Tennis Patrons Foundation, Inc.
USTA Middle States
1288 Valley Forge Road; Suite 74, Box 987
Valley Forge, Pa. 19482