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Awards & Grants...

Janet Pfeiler Soroptimist Club Grant 2014:

Deadline June 1, 2014
Funds provided by Soroptimist International Northeastern Region
In Honor of Past Governor, Janet Pfeiler
For her lifelong commitment to helping women

Applications are available in both Word and PDF formats. Please note that the application will open in a new window.

The Club Grant will be given to start up or continue a club project that benefits women. 

Total budget for club awards is between $1,500-$2,000. Proposal should request a specific amount (in $500 increments) and tailor the budget accordingly. The number of awards given will be based on requested amounts.

Estimated 2-4 clubs may be recipients of awards average $500 to $1,000.

Violet Richardson Award:
Named for the president of the first Soroptimist club, the Violet Richardson Award honors girls who are making a difference through volunteer service. Each year, Soroptimist clubs honor girls who donate their time and energy to causes that make the community and world a better placeó such as working to end discrimination and poverty, assisting women and children who are victims of domestic violence, or mentoring young girls.
Volunteer actions that benefit women and girls are particularly valued.

The program begins on the Soroptimist club level in which the monetary award is determined by the individual club. Club recipients are then eligible for additional awards at the region level. Each club winner is forwarded for judging on the region level where one winner is chosen to receive a first place award of $1,000 with an additional $1,000 contributed to the charitable organization of the recipientís choice, both of which are funded by Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA). The first place region winner is then sent to SIA where one winner is chosen to receive a finalist award, which includes a contribution of $2,500 to the charitable organization of the recipientís choice.

Women's Opportunity Awards:
This award aids women seeking to improve their economic status by gaining additional skills, training and education. The program offers cash grants to women who, as heads of their households, must enter or return to work in order to support themselves or their families. The Womenís Opportunity Awards program is Soroptimistís major service project. The program begins at the local Soroptimist club level where the amount of the award is determined by each individual club. Each club winner is then forwarded for judging on the Region level where one winner is chosen to receive a first place award of $5,000, which is funded by Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA). The first place region winner is then sent to SIA to compete for one of three $10,000 finalist awards.

Soroptimist Grants:
Each year, Soroptimist International of the Americas awards in excess of $150,000 in club grants to more than 30 Soroptimist clubs that are initiating or continuing innovative projects that benefit women and girls.

 

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The Womenís Opportunity Awards program is Soroptimistís major service project.

The 2009 Violet Richardson Award Recipient for Soroptimist International of the Americas was selected from the Northeastern Region, submitted by the Greater Bridgeport Club:
Stephanie Davis

All award forms are in PDF format. To view and/or print them, you will need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader, if you do not already have it installed. Click the graphic below to go to Adobe's web site for the download...

 

 


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