Service Grant Awards
Soroptimist International of Davis is accepting applications from local nonprofit and charitable organizations for grant funding for the upcoming year. The deadline for submission is January 31. A one page written explanation giving specific information about the proposed project should be included with the application. Our past grant recipients are listed on our home page. Previous recipients are eligible to reapply, as well as organizations that have not received support in the past.
Live Your Dream Award (formerly the Women's Opportunity Award) is given to women who are primary wage-earners for their families, who are entering or returning to the workforce. Women are invited to apply for this $2,000 grant to pay for expenses for education or training to help them upgrade their employment status. The application is due on November 15.
Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women age 14 to 17 who have a strong volunteer project. Girls are invited to apply for this annual $1,000 grant given by Soroptimist International of Davis. The award, named after the founder of Soroptimist International, is not a scholarship. It’s intended to reward and encourage volunteerism. Recipients are those who show initiative, identify a problem, and try to solve it. Priority is given to applicants whose work focuses on one project that wasn’t undertaken to earn a different award. Please provide photos, news clippings and other supporting documents in your digital file when submitting. Submissions must be electronic, and are due by December 1. Age restrictions apply to the deadline date.
Ruby Award (Making a Difference for Women Award) acknowledges the efforts of women who, through their personal or professional activities, are working to improve the lives of women and girls.
You are encouraged to nominate women who are working to improve the lives of women and girls through their personal or professional activities. Honorees are women who have worked in extraordinary ways to benefit women and girls. The program enables local Soroptimist clubs and the Soroptimist organization to thank these women and encourage others to explore ways to assist women and girls. The program begins on the club level, where the type of recognition varies. Award winners at the club level are eligible for additional awards at other levels of the organization.