Community Service Grants

Through our fundraising efforts, we give grants back to the community to organizations that are helping women and children.  Many organizations have received funds from SISN over our 65 years of service.  Here is a list of those organizations, although not complete by any means.

Our service grants for fiscal year 2020-2021 are named Joanne Briggs Community Service Grants

Joanne Briggs has been a member of Soroptimist since 1986 and has been an active member and has served in many capacities including President and Secretary.  She is a generous benefactor and was the reason we could give our grants this year.
CASA of Sacramento County
Girls On The Run of Greater Sacramento
Sacramento Children's Home
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
Sacramento Loaves & Fishes
St Johns Program for Real Change
Wellspring Women's Center
Women's Empowerment

Other organizations that have receive our grants in the past

Compassion Planet
People Reaching Out
River Oak Center for Children
Sacramento Children's Receiving Home
Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center
Wind Youth Services
Child Abuse Prevention Council
California Eagles Golf Program
Main Avenue School
B Street Theater
Gateway House
Project Linus – Sacramento
People Reaching Out
Soroptimist International of the Americas Disaster Relief Funds Foundation

            We made comfort kits for Wind Youth Services for homeless youth that come through their facility.

Recipients are notified by mid-February and invited to attend a reception in March to receive their grants.  

Requests for more than $1,000 should be addressed to: SISN Long Range Committee, P.O. Box 214894, Sacramento, CA 95821

Send inquiries about our service grants to

If you think your project could benefit from our available service funds, please download, and fill out our grant application.  The deadline for applications this year is November 20, 2020.

NOTE: because of Covid starting last March 2020, our major fundraisers were canceled and the funds we typically would have had were not available.  We recently had a very generous member who contribued a large sum to our Service funds that are available to grant and we are happy to report that we will be sending out our grant applicaitons in early October 2020.   Deadline for applications is November 20, 2020.


If you would like to support our cause and generate funds for our 2021-22 grant year, please ShowYourSupport.