Local Community Grants

Funding Dreams

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) announces the availability of $16,800 
in funding for local organizations that support the needs of women and girls in Saratoga County. 

 
Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) grants funding for organizations that support the needs of women and girls in Saratoga County. These awards, given by the club each year, should provide women and girls with access to the education, training and support they may need to improve the quality of their lives. In order to qualify, candidate organizations must reside in or serve the needs of citizens of Saratoga County. Grants are typically awarded for programming, start-up, or capital projects. Consideration is be given to the number of people served. Individual endeavors such as pageants and competitions cannot be funded. Applications are traditionally available in January and funding results are typically announced in April each year. Grants awarded in 2020 total $28,682.
 
In 2020, SISC awarded grants to the following organizations for projects that realize SISC's mission to assist women and girls: Ballston Area Community Center, Camp Abilities, Camp Little Notch, CAPTAIN Community Human Services, Children's Museum at Saratoga, C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios, Fast Break Fund, Franklin Community Center, Girl Scouts of Northeastern NY, Inc., League of Women Voters of Saratoga County, Mother Susan Anderson Shelter, National Museum of Dance, Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Center for the Family, Saratoga Hospital Foundation, Saratoga Immigration Center, Saratoga Springs Recreation Department, Saratoga Regional YMCA, Saratoga Senior Center, Shelters of Saratoga, and To Life!, Inc. For more details about these organizations and how they will use their grants, click here.
 
In addition, we also support Wellspring with Project Hope and Power program, a financial literacy program which has been shown to be successful in empowering women and increasing their ability to reach their goals. Our $5,000 grant provided to Wellspring in 2019 will enable them to continue to their important work resulting in the improvement of the lives of so many women and girls from our community.
 
To qualify for a grant, candidate organizations must reside in or serve the needs of citizens of Saratoga County. Grants are typically awarded for specific activities, start-ups, or capital projects. Consideration will be given to the number of people served. Individual endeavors such as pageants and competitions cannot be funded. 
 
The application deadline is January 31, 2021. To download a grant application and detailed application instructions, click here.  Applicants should send their completed application to the email address below.   Grant recipients will be notified by April 15, 2021.   
 
SISC is part of an international volunteer service organization of business and professional women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. SISC typically hosts two signature fundraisers, “Cabin Fever” and Secret Gardens Tour. For information about our organization, this year’s events, and how to join or contribute visit www.soroptimistsaratoga.org.
 
For more information about the fund distribution program, contact Soroptimist International of Saratoga County at: funddistributionsaratoga@gmail.com.