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Community Grants

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

Apply for a 2020 Community Grant

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.

SI Davis’ major fundraiser is selling beer and wine at the Davis Farmers Market. Each year, it reinvests those 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 2020, the club has $6,500 budgeted for community grants of up to $2,500 each. Nonprofit organizations that align with the Soroptimist mission are encouraged to apply. The deadline is March 6, 2020. Awards will be handed out April 30 at the club’s Dream Awards Night. 

Grant applications will be assessed based on their alignment with the Soroptimist mission, community impact and feasibility. Any organization, including previous recipients, is encouraged to apply. This is a competitive grant process.

Applicants will receive notice by April 1 of the status of their application.

1. Fill out the application below, and and press submit. 

2. Download the Word doc and fill it out. Email the completed file as an attachment (in Word or converted to a pdf) to with the subject line "2020 Grant Application." Add your name and contact information in the body of the email.

3. Download the Word doc (link above), fill it out, and mail a paper copy it to SI Davis, PO Box 472, Davis, CA 95617, Attn: Grant Applications.

Community Grant application form

Live Your Dream 

Our recipients have been selected! Congratulations to Terecita Lopez, Samantha Morales, Brenee Spears and Ngozi Nwoko


SI Davis' 2019 Live Your Dream recipient Terecita Lopez, right, is shown with members Meredith Silberstein and Eda Chen

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