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Kids on Courts - The purpose of The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation – Kids on Courts Grant is to grow the game of tennis by assisting community-based organizations, schools and tennis outreach programs in initiating, expanding, or enhancing their tennis program while including health, fitness and nutrition components on the courts. Eligible applicants include schools, community-based organizations and tennis outreach programs.

Kids in Motion - The purpose of The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation – Kids in Motion Grant is to assist Schools & Community Based Organizations in initiating, expanding, or enhancing their health, fitness, nutrition, or enrichment programs. Eligible applicants include schools and community-based organizations.

New for 2022 - Two individual summer scholarships available of $1,000 each, in honor of Paul Delaney and Mike Rahaley. Application dates: April 15 - May 15, 2022. Click here for how to apply.

Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Grant Fast Facts:

Purpose: The purpose of The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation – Kids on Courts and Kids in Motion Grant is to assist community-based organizations and tennis outreach programs in initiating, expanding, or enhancing their health, fitness or nutrition component of their programs.

Eligible Applicants: Community-based organizations or schools and tennis outreach program (non-exclusive).

Absolute Priority: The expressed priority is on safety and wellness to help children learn and build on lifelong healthy habits that surround the health, fitness and nutrition for children grades K-12. Additionally, this program requires that an applicant propose a program that will address healthy habits, progressive tennis skills, life skills, physical fitness and nutrition for youth.

REQUIREMENT: Organization or program receiving grants will commit to the following requirements:

  1. Participating in or volunteering for the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championship spring tournament as requested. (1-3 hr commitment as a program)
  2. Submitting public release photos via email bi-monthly of programming taking place.
  3. Complete and submit program evaluation - Provide information about the program including attendance records, number of student participants by ethnic background, plus any other support information and feedback from the students and their families.
  4. Incorporate Mardy’s Six Healthy Habits throughout the program.
  5. Include the Mardy Fish Children's Foundation logo on all printed items
  6. Display provided MFCF Six Healthy Habits banner.

Application Submission Deadlines:
Spring 2022 - opens January 15th, closes February 15th, 2022
Summer 2022 - opens May 15th, closes June 15th, 2022
Fall 2022 - opens August 15th, closes September 15th, 2022

Due to COVID-19, our dates may change. Please call us at 866-633-4070 or email us at if you have any questions. We remain committed to our kids and getting them back to their activities as soon as it is safe. Please continue to follow the recommended guidelines of our state and the CDC during this time.

Estimated Available Funds: We are inviting applications now to allow enough time to complete the grant process before the end of the current fiscal year.

Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of applications, we may make additional awards later in FY and in subsequent years from the list of unfunded applicants.

Mardy's six healthy habits: get sleep, drink water, eat healthy, exercise daily, brush and floss, make friends.

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Program Name
Expected Attendance
Time Slot
Days of Week
Cost of Program
Camp week 1
4pm to 5pm
M, W
Camp week 2
4pm to 6pm
M - F
After School Personnel
Tennis Pro (@ per hr) $240
Assistant coach $200
Subtotal After School Personnel $440
After School Non-Personnel Expenses
Balls (match and practice) $160
Uniforms $100
Racquets $
End of Year Party $100
Healthy Snacks $250
Subtotal After School Non-Personnel $610
Grand Total $1050