What We Do
Soroptimist’s mission is to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. In order to accomplish this goal, the organization administers several international programs. We offer scholarships, awards and mentoring to assist women by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and job prospects.
Other Soroptimist programs include:
- Soroptimists STOP Trafficking Soroptimist, an international volunteer organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls, received the “Power of A ” Silver Award—ASAE’s second highest level of recognition—for its Soroptimist STOP Trafficking program, which raises awareness about the sex trafficking of women and girls. ASAE is a membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. Learn More>>>
- Soroptimist Live Your Dream Campaign Launched in conjunction with International Women’s Day (March 8), the Soroptimist Live Your Dream campaign inspires women from all walks of life to live their dreams and encourages them to pass on their good fortune to others. Learn More>>>
- Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls Soroptimists work to improve the lives of women and girls in their communities and throughout the world. Often the abilities and ambitions of clubs exceed their financial resources. To help clubs meet community need, Soroptimist introduced the Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls in 1997 to assist with community projects that improve the lives of women and girls. The Soroptimist organization funds about $175,000 each year in Soroptimist Club Grants. Since the program’s inception, nearly $1.4 million has been awarded and clubs have assisted more than 100,000 women and their families. Learn More>>>
- Soroptimist Disaster GrantsSoroptimists Disaster Grants for Women and Girls targets the special needs of women and girls during natural and man-made disasters. Women and girls are particularly vulnerable during disasters and lack access to resources. They also have special abilities to respond to disasters, which is often overlooked. Soroptimist’s disaster recovery program mitigates the barriers facing women and girls during disasters.