Soroptimist International of Davis

Reviewed in 2021 by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$13,424 raised by 92 donors

67% complete

$20,000 Goal

Founded in 1921, Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. Our years of experience working with women and girls has taught us that education is the key to unlocking economic empowerment of the world's women and girls. When women and girls are educated, they have opportunity, choice and power to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families. 

Our core values of gender equality, empowerment, education, diversity and fellowship lead us to mentor girls, give single moms a boost, and fight sex trafficking through the following programs:

Our Live Your Dream Awards: Soroptimist's signature Live Your Dream Awards program is a grant for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. The Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. More than half of our recipients are survivors of domestic violence, trafficking or sexual assault. Nearly all of the women and families we serve have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, teen pregnancy, and drug or alcohol addiction. Recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation. Recipients are matched with professional mentors to attain their goals.

Our Dream It, Be It: Career Support for High School Girls gives participants the tools they need to achieve their education and career goals, empowering them to break cycles of poverty, violence and abuse. Although most people face barriers, we prioritize working with those who have additional obstacles including poverty, unstable home lives, foster care or teen motherhood. We work in small groups to provide the information and resources our participants want and need to be successful.

Topics we cover:
- Career opportunities
- Setting and achieving goals
- Overcoming obstacles to success
- Moving forward after setbacks or failures

Soroptimist International of Davis is at the forefront of bringing awareness to the issue of human trafficking, and collaborates with the Yolo County anti-trafficking task force and Commercially Sexually Exploited Children outreach program. This builds the capacity of our local law enforcement, health care organizations and community partners to prevent and address this form of modern human slavery. Our hygiene kits and hotel stay vouchers are tangible and compassionate means by which we support victims as they escape, and begin their journey of recovery and healing.

Mission

OUR VISION

Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.

OUR MISSION

Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment

CORE VALUES

Gender Equality: Women and girls live free from discrimination.

Empowerment: Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest.

Education: Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education.

Diversity & Fellowship: Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls.

Needs

Program Support for Live Your Dream Awards.

Program Support for Dream It, Be It Career Mentoring.

Program Support for Anti-Trafficking Hotel Stay Vouchers.

Unrestricted donations will be directed to the area of highest need.

SI Davis welcomes volunteers and new members to support our programs. Visit our website to sign up! https://www.sidavis.org/

Donations of $75 and up will receive an ethically sourced gift from our SWAG partner, Do Good Shop! https://dogoodshop.org/

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Soroptimist International of Davis

other names

SI Davis

Tax id (EIN)

94-6174151

Mission Category

Philanthropy & Grantmaking Organizations

Operating Budget

$50,001 - $100,000

Organization Need

Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted, Volunteers

Demographics Served

AAPI, BIPOC, Immigrants & refugees, Individuals with disabilities, Seniors, Veterans, Youth & Children, Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx, Low-income individuals/families, LGBTQ+

Address

PO Box 472
Davis, CA 95617

Service areas 0

Davis, CA, US

Yolo, CA, US

Phone

818-730-2372

Social Media 0

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