The Andy Roddick Foundation announced its summer mini-grant award recipients, part of the foundation’s larger grant strategy. Seven Austin organizations received a total of $12,500 to help support their efforts to improve equity of and access to summer programs for Austin area youth in grades pre-K to 12. This year’s summer grantees include Camp Fire Balcones, Explore Austin, Extend-A-Care for Kids, GENaustin, Girlstart, KIPP Austin and NYOS Charter School.
“I started the Andy Roddick Foundation when I was 17 years old, not far removed from the young people we are proud to serve,”said Andy Roddick, founder and chairman. “Giving grants is a network effect, more people working together to improve the lives of more kids. Our grant winners are doing outstanding things for young people, and we are proud to provide support and recognize their efforts.”
The foundation focuses on improving the lives of under-served young people through opportunities that will help motivate them to reach their full potential. The foundation, a vision of now retired tennis professional Andy Roddick, was established in 2000 and moved its headquarters to Austin in 2012.