Welcome to GFFT

For more than 20 years, Genesis Health Clubs has grown with the community, watching our members improve their lives as the result of physical activity.

My staff and I have also had the privilege of seeing many young people build character and self-esteem as they discover the benefits of physical activity. It's no secret that the earlier in life we can instill this healthy habit, the more profound the change. Lifelong habits frequently lead to healthier adults.

With this in mind, Genesis Health Clubs has expanded its mission to provide a select number of funding opportunities for young people each year. The Genesis Foundation for Fitness & Tennis (GFFT) is designed to provide critical funding for a wide array of physical endeavors for young people who demonstrate the greatest need and the strongest commitment.

Recipients may come from disadvantaged or at-risk backgrounds, or simply demonstrate a legitimate need and commitment. Scholarships may be awarded for something as simple as a new walking program for area students or as monumental as high-level training for an Olympic-hopeful.

If you know of such a need, we invite you to fill out the enclosed application, or pass it on to someone you know. The guidelines and application can be found on the enclosed pages. We cannot promise funding to all who apply, but we can promise that all applications will be thoughtfully reviewed by our Board of Directors.

Yours in health,
Rodney Steven II
President, Genesis Health Clubs