Local Community Grants

Funding Dreams

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County announces the availability of approximately $25,000 in grant funding for organizations that serve the needs of women and girls in Saratoga County. These awards, given by the club each year, seek to improve the lives and quality of life of women and girls in our local community. In order to qualify, candidate organizations must be in or serve the needs of citizens of Saratoga County. Consideration will be given to the number of people served. Grants are typically awarded for programming, start-up, or capital projects. Individual endeavors such as pageants and competitions are not funded. 

The application deadline is January 31, 2020. For a grant application and instructions, click here.   Grant recipients will be notified during the month of April 2020. 
 
In 2019, SISC awarded grants to the following organizations for projects that realize SISC's mission to assist women and girls: Ballston Area Community Center, Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education, Bridging People and Places, Camp Abilities, CAPTAIN Community Human Services, Children's Museum at Saratoga, C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios, Fast Break Fund, Franklin Community Center, Mother Susan Anderson Shelter, Prevention Council of Saratoga County, Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, Salvation Army at Saratoga, Saratoga Center for the Family, Saratoga Foundation for innovative Learning, 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.
 
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’s two signature fundraisers, the Secret Garden Tour in early summer and the Cabin Fever fundraiser in late January, support all of the Soroptimist grants.  For more information, contact Dee Sarno at deesarno@earthlink.net or by US mail:
 
Soroptimist International of Saratoga County
c/o Dee Sarno
44 Pamela Lane
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866