Local Community Grants

Funding Dreams

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) announces the availability of $24,000 in grant 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 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, 2020. For a grant application and instructions, click here.   Applicants should send their completed application to funddistributionsaratoga@gmail.com. For additional information, send an email to this address or call Dee Sarno at 518-339-0636. 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 Cabin Fever event in late January and the Secret Garden Tour in early summer, support the Soroptimist grant program.

For additional information, send your questions by email to funddistributionsaratoga@gmail.com or call Dee Sarno at 518-339-0636.