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SI Davis' annual Community Grants

Every year, SI Davis accepts applications from local nonprofits and charitable organizations for grant funding. Recipients of our community grants are honored at a spring event.


In 2020, Soroptimist International of Davis awarded a total of $6,500 to three like-minded nonprofit organizations: CommuniCare Health Centers, Thriving Pink, Yolo Diaper Bank, Yolo Children's Fund and Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee.

SI Davis has generously donated thousands of dollars to local organizations, including:

  • Best Buddies at UC Davis

  • The Bike Campaign and Bike Garage

  • Breast Cancer Care & Research Fund, Northern California

  • CommuniCare Health Centers

  • Davis Community Meals

  • Davis Farm to School

  • Davis Oral Health Project

  • Empower Yolo

  • FARM Davis

  • Grace in Action

  • Inspire Tech

  • Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter 

  • Make It Happen for Yolo County

  • Meals on Wheels (Yolo County Elderly Nutrition)

  • Project Linus

  • Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee 

  • Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County

  • Thriving Pink

  • Yolo Children's Fund

  • Yolo County Court-Appointed Special Advocates

  • Yolo County Community Care Continuum

  • Yolo Crisis Nursery Inc.

  • Yolo Diaper Bank

Signature Programs

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.

SI Davis Board of Directors for 2018-2019
Past SI Davis President Wendy awards community member Gloria Partida the club's Ruby Award
SI Davis members Phyllis (left) and Sandy (right) with a California State Assembly Bill passed in 20
SI Davis members Emily and Wendy in Yokohama, Japan for the Soroptimist International of the America
SI Davis Members holding up a banner
Five Soroptimists from Davis
Soroptimists with a grant winner
Maggie Memmott & Wendy Weitzel mentoring in Dream It, Be It, our signature Dream Program offering ca
Soroptimists & the Sudwerk Beer Cart
SI Davis member Phyllis Himmel gesturing at a sheet pan cake for the club's 65th Anniversary
Smiling Soroptimists
Members & the Davis Enterprise paper
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