Grants for tennis leagues

230 tennis leagues and racquet clubs received at least $403,270 in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 189 grants made from 158 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 158 foundations, 89% made just a single grant to tennis leagues, and 2% made grants to four or more tennis leagues. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$403,270
Total grant dollars given to tennis leagues
189
Number of grants made annually to tennis leagues
158
Number of grantmakers funding tennis leagues
$1,500
Median grant size to tennis leagues

Foundations that support tennis leagues and racquet clubs

Out of all grants made to tennis leagues, 71% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 19% of the dollar-value of grants to tennis leagues. Foundations funding tennis leagues also made grants to universities, food banks, youth development programs, theaters, and animal shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
113
Medium
 
17
Large
 
28
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
5
Private
 
123
Corporate
 
16
Other
 
14

Grants made

Grants made to tennis leaguesNumber of grantmakers
1
 
142
2-3
 
12
4-10
 
4
11+
 
0

Top 10 foundations supporting tennis leagues and racquet clubs

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to tennis leaguesNumber of grants made to tennis leaguesMedian grant size
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.0%10$1,250
Community Foundation for the Greater Capital RegionNYMetro0.4%4$5,000
Baird FoundationWINational0.1%4$312
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%4$150
Gage Family FoundationMNMetro2.6%3$1,000
United States Tennis Association SouthernGANational0.1%2$5,000
The Blackstone Charitable FoundationNYMetro0.1%2$3,750
Speramus FoundationCAState3.2%2$2,000
A Glimmer of Hope AustinTXMetro0.4%2$1,950
Tapper Charitable FoundationMARegional1.6%2$1,500

Tennis leagues and racquet clubs grantees

Tennis leagues with more than $5 million in total revenues received 0% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 1% of all tennis leagues.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
189
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$2,500
$500k-$1M
 
$2,250
$1M-$5M
 
$1,375
>$5M
 
$1,450

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
35
Tennessee
 
21
California
 
19
Connecticut
 
18
Other
 
96

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
26
Nashville
 
16
New Haven
 
11
Minneapolis
 
9
Other
 
122

Top 25 grants made to tennis leagues

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program$5,000General FundArnhold Foundation
100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee$5,000Program Funding RequestHca Healthcare Foundation
Junior Orange Bowl Committee$5,000General PurposeThe Kirk Foundation
City Squash$5,0002017 BX Connects Service GrantThe Blackstone Charitable Foundation
Buddy Up Tennis$5,000Social ServicesThe Columbus Foundation
Kings County Tennis League$5,000General Operating SupportJ M Kaplan Fund
The Sportsmen's Tennis and Enrichment Center$5,000Youth DevelopmentThe Boston Foundation (TBF)
Cleveland Platform Tennis Foundation$5,000General FundJane and Jon Outcalt Foundation
First Serve Bridgeport$5,000Educational Opportunities for ChildrenThe Near and Far Aid Association
Central Savannah River Area Tennis Association$5,0002019 Play It Forward - Year 1 FundingUnited States Tennis Association Southern
Logan Martin Tennis Association$5,0002019 Build It Forward - Tpa - 1635 (Pell City TC)United States Tennis Association Southern
Tenants and Workers United$5,000To Support Covid-19 Response Work in Northern VirginiaThe Schott Foundation for Public Education
Neighborhood Junior Tennis Program$5,000Community Tennis GrantSouthern California Tennis Association
Kids on the Ball$5,000GeneralThe Waterwheel Foundation
Junior Orange Bowl Committee$5,000General OperatingRuth Anderson Foundation
Portland Tennis & Education$5,000Education/job Training & CounselingWindermere Foundation
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring$5,000Unrestricted DonationMirnahill Foundation
Pearson Automotive Tennis Club$5,000SponsorshipCentral Indiana Health Association
Squash Haven$5,000Exempt PurposeLandry Family Foundation
First Serve Miami$5,000General OperationsJoseph and Sherrie Garfield Charitable Foundation
Zina Garrison Academy$5,000GeneralsupportgrantAsk Charitable Foundation
Youth Tennis San Diego$5,000Promote the Educational, Physical and Social Development of All Youth Through Tennis.The Wilson Sexton Foundation
Milwaukee Tennis and Education Foundation$5,000Program SupportHarley-Davidson Foundation
Tennesseans for Quality Early Education Policy and Research$5,000Support for A Statewide Study on the Employer and Workforce Impact of the Childcare Crisis.The Frist Foundation
Squash Haven$5,000For the General Purposes Or Other Charitable Purposes of the Organization.Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Tennis leagues" category for this page is determined by the "N66: Tennis, Racquet Sports Clubs, Leagues" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.