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 email@example.com if you would like to recommend a worthy organization.
Please click the link below to download the Grant Application.
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.
|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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|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|
|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
|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
Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.