By Karen Ronney

The SCTA Foundation has once again partnered with Amazon’s fundraising program to support Southern California tennis communities, providers and organizations with a simple smile. That’s right, it starts with AmazonSmile, a community outreach that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice. You can help by making the SCTA Foundation your charity of choice.

The donations will allow us to offer scholarships and grants to players of all ages, those with disabilities, veterans and seniors and more. We support under-served communities, low income populations, adult leagues, teaching professionals and youth summer camps. We also offer scholarships to junior players that show promise.

How can you help? Please select the SCTA Foundation while you are making your everyday Amazon purchases at no extra cost.

Here’s how it works:

If you are using a web browser:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in with the same account you use for
  3. Select Southern California Tennis Association Foundation as your preferred charity
  4. Start shopping! Remember to checkout at to generate donations for your chosen charity.
    Tip: Add a bookmark to make it easier to shop at

If you shop using the Amazon app on your mobile phone:

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app
  2. Navigate to the main menu (=)
  3. Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile”
  4. Select your charity and then follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile in the mobile app
  5. Once AmazonSmile has been activated in your app, future eligible app purchases will generate a donation for the charity you have selected.
    Note: The tablet app is not yet supported. Please visit to learn more.

To donate to the SCTA Foundation, please click here.  To learn more about how the SCTA Foundation makes an impact click here. 


Our mission of “Changing Lives and Communities through Tennis,” serves as a pathway to offer financial support to individuals and organizations. We are a 501©3 nonprofit organization and the charitable arm of USTA Southern California. We help people of all ages and abilities to improve their health, fitness and quality of life through the sport of tennis. Founded in 1986, the SCTA Foundation has had a community impact of giving more than $500,000 this year through grants, scholarships, program support, equipment and more to recipients throughout Southern California. To learn more about the SCTA Foundation, please visit To donate CLICK HERE