Each year, we offer awards to community women and girls who are furthering their education.
For women studying at the technical school or undergraduate level, we offer the Live Your Dream and Educational Opportunity awards.
For women studying at the graduate school level, we offer the Fellowship Award.
We offer scholarships to young women who are graduating from high school and who will be attending vocational school, college or university. In addition, through the Ruby Award, we recognize the efforts of local women who have made extraordinary differences in the lives of women or girls.
We provide ferry tickets to cancer patients and their caregivers for travel
to the mainland for treatment. This helps to ease a family’s financial burden during a stressful time.
We partner with San Juan Eagles to provide flights to Skagit Valley or Bellingham appointments.
We collaborate with the Department of Health to double the amount of funds provided to families in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, and to senior women in the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).
Our funds are distributed to program members in the form of “Soroptibucks”
that can be used to purchase nutritious food at our local farmers’ market.
Additionally, we provide financial support for the Nourish to Flourish (N2F) program that provides fresh food – fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy & meat – through a matching program for low-income families. N2F also provides information about food resources to these families.
We provide emergency assistance to help any woman resident of San Juan County to address a one-time problem for which other assistance is unavailable.
Women in need are identified through referrals from local community resource centers.
We provide annual financial assistance to Safe San Juans and to the
Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center.
Other annual or occasional projects are also supported to assist the local community, always with primary focus on the needs of women and girls.