Sponsorship Opportunities

Opportunities exist to sponsor a program, an event and/or a student/student-athlete. Packages include:

$100k Component Sponsor

One of the following:

  • Education

  • Wellness

  • Tennis Group(level)

  • Tournament Team

$50k Project Sponsor

$25k General Operations

$10k Tournament Team Player

$5k  Gear Package

$1000 Tablet/Computer

Custom packages can also be developed to meet the needs of the program and a potential partner. In addition to these student and program partner packages, there are various event partnership opportunities for consideration, including our annual Spring Fundraising Dinner, our USTA-sanctioned tournaments and smaller events. These events combined contribute 35% to our annual operating budget. Join us in helping to bring our programming to more deserving youth.

Please contact to explore sponsorship opportunities and to learn more about why you should support HJTEP download our Case for Support guide.


Grants currently account for 20% of our tennis and education programming, annually. Grantors underwrite HJTEP's operating costs, making it possible to hire dedicated and talented staff, and to fund court rentals, equipment and tournament and travel costs. Some donors choose to Sponsor-a-Student and/or Sponsor-a-Student-Athlete.

Grants and gifts come from diverse organizations, including:

  • Aetna Foundation

  • Black Enterprise Magazine - Bridge Foundation

  • British Airways

  • Duncan and Alice Niederauer Family Foundation

  • Hearst Foundation

  • Hyde and Watson Foundation

  • Manhattan Borough President's Office

  • MUFG Foundation, Inc

  • New York City Department of Children and Family Services

  • New York City Department of Youth and Community Development

  • Smart Family Foundation

  • USTA Eastern Section

  • USTA Foundation

  • William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation

  • Wagner Family Foundation

You can issue a grant online or reach out to to explore.

Our Impact

HJTEP is so much more than a tennis program, we are a connected community and service organization. And now more than ever before, we feel the weight of our responsibility to our young people, their families, and the larger community. Together, we will face the difficult challenges of our time.

For more than 45 years, HJTEP has worked to meet the educational needs of youth from high risk, low income, inner city neighborhoods in New York City. A blended sports and education program have helped us to teach, mentor and shape our program participants into leaders ready for the next steps on their journeys.

  • Serve approximately 800 students annually

  • 95% of our participants graduate form high school

  • 80% are admitted to leading private and public universities

  • Our students have an average GPA of 3.1

"Not only does HJTEP offer an amazing tennis program, but they stress the importance of education which is a parent's dream! They talk about it to the kids and they talk about it to the parents, offering several tutoring and enrichment programs to help kids succeed at school. I think that speaks volumes about a sports program!"

— Judith Rotardier-Vasquez, Parent