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SI Davis' Annual Community Grants
Our Mission: Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
Our Vision: Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.
Our Core Values:
Gender Equality: Women and girls live free from discrimination.
Empowerment: Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest.
Education: Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education.
Diversity & Fellowship: Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls.
SI Davis has several fundraisers a year. Each year, it reinvests all of its profits in its programs and projects. These include Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women, and Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Students at King High School. It also funds high school scholarships, community grants to nonprofits, and anti-trafficking efforts.
In 2021, the club has $8,000 budgeted for community grants of up to $3,000 each. Nonprofit organizations that align with the Soroptimist mission are encouraged to apply. The deadline is March 5. Awards will be distributed in late spring.
Grant applications will be assessed based on their alignment with the Soroptimist mission, vision, core values, community impact and feasibility. Any organization, including previous recipients, is encouraged to apply. This is a competitive grant process.
Applicants will receive notice by May 1 of the status of their application. There are three ways to apply:
Download the Word doc and fill it out. Email the completed file as an attachment (in Word or converted to a pdf) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "2021 Grant Application." Add your name and contact information in the body of the email.
Download the Word doc, fill it out, and mail a paper copy it to SI Davis, PO Box 472, Davis, CA 95617, Attn: Grant Applications.
Members of Soroptimist International of Davis change the lives of women and girls via our signature programs: the Live Your Dream award and Dream It, Be It career coaching and mentoring for high school girls. Watch the video below from Soroptimist International of the Americas to learn more about the impact of our signature programs.
Our 2020 Live Your Dream award recipients have been selected! Congratulations!
Soroptimist International of Davis' 2020 top Live Your Dream recipient in 2020 is a single mother of a young son and a first generation college student at UC Davis. She has overcome many challenges including child abuse, domestic violence, homelessness and poverty. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts along with a Music minor and plans to continue graduate education with the goal of becoming a Certified Mental Health Specialist, providing Creative Arts Therapy to at risk youth, battered women and veterans. She would also like to work with juvenile hall and prison system populations. Watch the video below to learn more about her journey.