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• InnerCity Tennis is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Ways to Give

Donate NowInnerCity Tennis is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that depends on the philanthropic support of generous individuals, foundations and corporations.  The majority of our youth development programs are delivered at no cost to children in Minneapolis schools, on site at InnerCity Tennis and in Minneapolis parks.  While, as a social enterprise, revenue generated by tennis activity on our 11 courts in part supports youth programming, ICT vigorously solicits support from diverse sources, including fundraising events, individual appeals, grants and corporate sponsorships.   

There are many ways that we welcome your support! Click a link below to learn more about how you or your organization can help InnerCity Tennis.

Academic Creative Engagement (ACE)
Our Program team delivers this math/literacy/wellness curriculum in Minneapolis schools at no cost to schools, both in the out-of-school time arena and at Bdote Learning Center, an indigenous language immersion charter school. 

  • Our annual goal is $130,000.
  • Donate online here.

Community Outreach Programs
Our Program team works in two Head Start schools, four Minneapolis Public School autism classrooms, three Minneapolis Public Schools and Bdote Learning Center to deliver Kidspeed and Tennis Fundamentals to youth.  We are improving the health and wellness of children in neighborhoods experiencing significant health disparities. 

  • Our annual goal is $150,000.
  • Donate online here.

Corporate Sponsorships
ICT Sponsorship KitICT welcomes dynamic and creative engagement with companies seeking to market their products and services to our diverse player community.  Many opportunities exist for your company to tell its story at ICT, including special events, physical elements of our facility, digital property and experiences. 

Courting Lifelong Health & Wellness
ICT works within the overall framework of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)'s Healthy Minnesota 2020 action plan regarding physical activity, which is primarily the core of all ICT programming. According to MDH, "physical activity is a public health priority and impacts nearly every aspect of health. Lack of physical activity, combined with a poor diet, is the second leading cause of preventable death and disease and poses a huge economic burden on Minnesota. Physical inactivity is associated with an increased risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, falls, arthritis and depression."

In 2015, ICT will be working to recruit children and families from those Minneapolis zip codes where poverty, achievement and opportunity gaps and health disparities put the future of children at risk.  When on court, as well as in the classroom, youth have the opportunity to engage in joyful physical exercise, learn about healthy nutrition, revel in the support of volunteer and professional coach mentors and establish healthy habits that will last a lifetime. 

  • Our annual goal is $150,000.
  • Donate online here.