In 1999, a small group of Williamsburg, Virginia residents formed Men's Charity Tennis, Inc. to host a tournament for tennis players in the Williamsburg area. However, its purpose went beyond tennis. A primary objective was to provide financial support for the area’s important charitable institutions. The charity they chose that first year was Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg and that institution has been their charitable beneficiary every year since. From a modest beginning, MCT has contributed a cumulative $928,000 to Hospice over more than two decades.
We have held our annual tennis tournaments at locations throughout the Williamsburg area, including Kingsmill, Two Rivers Country Club, Ford's Colony, McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center at the College of William & Mary, and the Williamsburg Inn Tennis Club. We have also held wine events and silent auctions as additional fundraisers at various times over the years. In 2019 we held our first pickleball social event.
We operate as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our federal tax ID number is 31-1671835. A financial statement is available upon written request from the Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs.
...to enhance the quality of living for individuals facing the last phases of life and to support the people they love.
In 1982, "Hospice of Williamsburg" was founded as a nonprofit charitable organization by lay and professional volunteers to enhance the quality of living for individuals facing the last phases of life and to support the people they love. Support services are provided to individuals living in Williamsburg, James City County, or upper York County.
Staff and volunteers work in close cooperation with local healthcare providers to assure patients and families receive needed services. These services are not restricted by age, treatment the patient is receiving, the time it can serve a family or family finances.
In July 2002, the 4-bed Hospice House opened its doors. Created as a “home away from home” to provide short-term residential care for respite and end of life support. Hospice House was built following a community-wide capital campaign that raised more than $1 million and garnered commitments of significant in-kind support from area contractors and suppliers.
Over the past 30 years of service, many thousands of patients and their caregivers have been served.
Hospice House and Support Care is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and a charter member of the Virginia Association of Hospices.
All services are free of charge due to the philanthropic support of individuals, businesses, supporting groups, and foundations, including Men’s Charity Tennis, Inc. MCT's support has helped Hospice House make a significant difference in its ability to admit over 160 terminally ill patients annually, provide respite support for 25-30 home caregivers monthly, offer counseling and bereavement support group services to over 800 family members each year, and provide a medical equipment lending service.
Most donors spread their charitable contributions among several groups that they know or that their friends ask them to support. But when the request for help goes beyond a small amount, or if you decide on your own that you'd like to do something a little more significant, how do you know your money is going to the right cause?
The Charities Review Council recommends that charities spend no more than 30% of their revenues on administration, although some other watchdog groups put that figure as high as 50%. At Men’s Charity Tennis, we are proud to say that less than 11% of our gross income goes toward program costs.
Further, the status of Men’s Charity Tennis, Inc. as a Federal 501 (c)(3) charitable organization requires that we report our finances to the IRS which maintains a list of all such registered organizations. In addition, Men's Charity Tennis, Inc. has registered under the Virginia Solicitation of Contributions Law (VSOC) and has been found to be in compliance with the registration requirements.
We are grateful for your decision to generously support the efforts of Men’s Charity Tennis, Inc.