The USTA Pacific Northwest (USTA/PNW) strives to find as many avenues as possible to support the work being done by local providers to grow the sport at the grassroots level. We draw from sectional and national funds as well as guide you toward "outside money" available through foundations, government entities and fundraising options. Please see below for resource opportunities that can help grow tennis in your community.
USTA/PNW COURT DEVELOPMENT and IMPROVEMENT
Court Development Resource List
This list is intended as a guidepost for community activists & organizations interested in improving or developing community courts. Some national & local resources are listed. Please note that the USTA/PNW does not endorse one vendor over another as these are considerations best left up to the site/individual needs & preferences.
The USTA national office also has technical assistance available for a variety of court projects including new construction, refurbishment, 10 and Under Tennis lining and more. Please click here
for more information.
USTA/PNW 10 and Under Court & Playground Lining Grant Application
If you are interested in lining your tennis courts or school playground in the Pacific Northwest with 10 and Under Tennis 60-foot and/or 36-foot court lines, please click here to view the grant application.
USTA/PNW & USTA NATIONAL PROGRAM GRANTS & RESOURCES
USTA/PNW Junior Player Travel Assistance Grants
Junior tennis players participating in USTA/PNW sanctioned tournaments or a USTA National Championship tournament may apply for a need-based Travel Assistance Grant. The purpose of the Travel Assistant Grant program is to provide financial support to players who would not otherwise have the means to travel and participate in section and/or national tournaments.
Please note that the applications for section travel assistance grants and national travel assistance grants are separate. Players may be considered for both grants but must complete both applications in order to do so. Please click here to view and print the Travel Assistance Grant application for USTA/PNW sanctioned tournaments. Please click here to view and print the Travel Assistance Grant application for USTA National Championship events.
USTA Diversity Grants
USTA Diversity grant applications are now posted for 2014 (posted 10/24/13). Please click here to view and print the applications and read more about the different grants available.
USTA National Grants
Click here to read about the different USTA National grants that are available to communities and individuals throughout the year. National grants are offered in the areas of diversity, court/facility improvement, parks & recreation, education and training, and USTA programming.
Grant and Fundraising Resources
These sites can be helpful in finding grants available outside of the USTA network. They also offer grant writing ideas, examples and tips:
The Foundation Center web site is designed to guide you quickly to the information you are looking for—instruction on funding research, help with proposal writing, tools for locating prospective funders, news and research on the field, or a library or training class near you.
Non-profit Fundraising and Grantwriting
This web site can help nonprofit leaders to ensure a strong fundraising plan and program for their nonprofits. The site also helps nonprofit service providers to consider various types of fundraising services for nonprofits in their areas.
Non-profit guides are free Web-based grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations, and other community-minded groups.