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.
Women's Opportunity Award 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 award which pays for expenses for education or training that allows them to upgrade their employment status. The application is due on January 15.
Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women age 14 to 17 who volunteer in their community or school. Girls are invited to apply for this annual $1,000 grant given by Soroptimist International of Davis.
Named for the first preisdent of Soroptimist, whose motto was, "It is what you do that counts."
- Are your activities conducted on a volunteer basis?
- Are you caring, compassionate, creative and committed to making the
- world a better place?
- Have you demonstrated initiative in identifying a problem and trying
- to solve it?
- Have you had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as a volunteer?
If you can answer yes to these questions and would like to apply, download an application or pick one up in the scholarship office at Davis High School. Priority goes to girls whose work focuses on a specific project. Please provide photos, news clippings and other supporting documents. The deadline is Dec. 1. The club winner is eligible for consideration of a regional award of $1,000.
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.