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Grants & Programs

Each year Soroptimist International Sacramento, Inc. (S.I.S.) selects one or two local organizations to support as a major project(s). The service funds used to support these organizations are generated by fundraising events held throughout the year.

The grant application period typically opens in early September and closes on October 15, 2019.  Selected organizations may expect notification in early December and funds in mid- January.  Email Kristy Fitzgerald at fh3assoc@gmail.com if you would like to recommend a worthy organization.

Please click the link below to download the Grant Application.

Grant Application

Organizations We Support

In 2018-2019, Soroptimist International of Sacramento raised $46,000 through fundraisers. With additional endowed funds from a legacy of member giving, we were able to provide $40,000 in grants to local community non-profits, award $20,000 in Dream Scholarships to female college students, and give $6,000 in Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for women, who have overcome enormous personal obstacles, to help offset costs associated with additional education or training. Our club coordinates a Soroptimist Dream It Be It: Career Support for Girls mentoring program, which delivers interactive sessions aimed at empowering high school girls to break cycles of poverty and abuse and pursue their dreams. Other service projects throughout the year address focused needs.

2018-2019

Reading Partners $15,000
Reading Partners places community volunteers in low-income schools to help kids master basic reading skills, using a one-on-one tutoring model that empowers students to succeed in reading and in life.
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Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento $15,000
The Boys and Girls Clubs is a place where kids can feel safe, connect with others and build the skills and confidence to build great futures.  Their mission is to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
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Past Recipients:

Boys and Girls Clubs (plus 2000 volunteer hours) $25,000
Fantasy Theatre For Low-Income Schools $20,000
Saint John’s Program for Real Change $15,000
Roberts Family Development Center $15,000
Tubman House, A Program of Waking the Village $15,000
Waking the Village’s (Tubman House) The Doorway $10,000
Food Literacy Center $10,000
Folsom Cordova Unified School District $10,000
Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center $10,000
Junior Achievement of Sacramento $10,000
Sunburst Projects $10,000
Sierra Forever Families – Camp Wonder $10,000
Guardian Scholars Program for Foster Youth at C.S.U.S. $10,000
Sacramento County’s Independent Living Program for Foster Youth $10,000
Sacramento Children’s Receiving Home’s Independent Living Program for Foster

YOUTH

$7,500
The Lillliput Children’s Services Emergency Kinnect Program $7,500
My Sisters House House’s Shelter $6,000
Save the Clunie Community Center $5,000
Residential Therapeutic Recreation Program at Sacramento Children’s Home $5,000
Sierra Adoption Services $5,000
Sacramento Child Advocates (Helps foster children navigate the court system) $5,000
C.C.H.A.T (Children’s Choice for Hearing and Talking) $2,500
Sacramento Crisis Nursery $2,500

 

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