Thank you for your interest in Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows
Since 1978 SITM has been working in northern Nevada to help people – mostly women and girls – help themselves move toward a better life . We donate almost $100,000 annually to scholarships and other community and Soroptimist projects.
Our priorities are:
Scholarships and programs for youth
Thanks to Youth – This annual fundraising luncheon awards over $10,000 in youth scholarships to high school seniors. This luncheon also recognizes young “unsung heroes” in our community with shopping sprees.
Dream It – Be It – SITM partnersg with the Washoe County School District to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs to “at-risk” elementary school girls in the Truckee Meadows.
Making a Difference for Women – Along with community partners, SITM hosts an annual daylong seminar to provide job skill coaching for unemployed and under-employed women. Seminar graduates become eligible for grants to help them in their careers.
Scholarships and programs for women
Dreams Moving Forward – SITM provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate women who have interrupted their academic studies and who now wish to continue or begin the pursuit of a college degree.
Live Your Dream Award – Eligible applicants must provide the primary financial support for their families, be enrolled in or accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program, and must demonstrate financial need.
Nepal – In partnership with the people of Thulipokhari, Nepal, SITM helped build, and now maintains, a dormitory for girls who previously had to walk two to four hours one way to reach classes. In addition, in 2003 SITM introduced a Micro Lending Program for villagers in Thulipokhari to fund small loans for families to purchase animals and vital seeds to assist in agriculture, improve nutrition and provide a source of income.
How your grant can help
Your generous grant or donation can help fund:
- Supplies for our Dream It – Be It program that brings STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs to “at-risk” elementary school girls in the Truckee Meadows.
- Scholarships and shopping sprees for youth in our annual Thanks To Youth celebration
- Additional grants for participants of our Making a Difference for Women job training program. Grants provide needed job materials from laptops to scrubs to steel-toed boots and much more.
- Scholarships for our Dreams Moving Forward women’s awards
- Many other projects that SITM undertakes throughout the year
If you’d like to find out more about our programs and how you might be able to help please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . There’s also lots of information on this website so please take a look around. SITM is a 100% volunteer organization and all funds go directly to programs.
To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund, please contact a member of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada Stewardship Team at 775-333-5499.