In addition to the benevolent outreach Soroptimist International performs worldwide, we also see to a variety of worthwhile local projects.

  • Earle Baum Center of the Blind –- Provide hands on support at their Summer picnic by preparing and serving food to their visually challenged clients and at their October American Jazz fundraiser by helping to monitoring their Silent Auction tables.

  • Family Support Center – Room sponsorship includes furnishings and supplies as well as Christmas presents for our room residents each year.

  • Fire Safety Trailer – Soroptimist International of Santa Rosa replaced their first specially equipped mobile house donated to the Sonoma County Fire Chiefs' Association with a newer trailer unit. The latest model demonstrates how to survive during earthquakes as well as fire. Over 50,000 children have learned fire safety and prevention through these "house" tours. We recently donated $10,000 for materials and education for firemen at a "Performance Camp" where they learn how to convey "what firemen do" by interacting with children as clowns.

  • Scholarships  Provide more than $11,000 in educational scholarships for high school seniors and continuing college students at the local community college and university. A Masters Degree scholarship is available to women pursuing specialized degrees.

  • Soroptimist Transition House –- Partner with the Inter Faith Shelter Network, providing the initial 6 months housing costs to establish a Transition House for up to eight previously homeless women residents, and providing ongoing social and mentor support.

  • Women’s Opportunity Awards – A Soroptimist award that clubs across our Federation give each year to women re-entering the workforce for vocational training or education. Club winners may receive additional awards at Region and Federation level up to $10,000.

  • YWCA Safe House – Furnishings and supplies are provided to support domestic violence victims seeking shelter in a safe environment to escape their abusers.

  • And many other Special Projects that may arise during the year.