60 Years of Service

SIGV recently celebrated 60 years of service.  Chartered in 1964, SIGV has given more than $500,000 to projects dedicated to improving the lives of women and children in Nevada County.  Some of these projects have continued through the years, such as the scholarship for a woman who is head of household and the Outstanding Effort Award



Helped Gold Flat School and Sierra College Student

Refurbished nurses' lounge at Nevada County General Hospital

Provided building and playground equipment for Condon Park

Supported the physical therapy room for hospital

Developed a beauty shop for the hospital with free perms and haircuts for patients

Funded the kitchen equipment for the Senior Center

Helped with Little League building and equipment at Condon Park

Supported Nevada County Workshop

Provided a movie projector for GVPD

Funded equipment for Nevada County Band



Infant cardiac respirator for Sierra Nevada Hospital

Band Uniforms for NUHS

Equipped beauty shop for Spring Hill Convalescent Hospital

Adult and baby mannequin donated for CPR classes

Funded the Jaws of Life for GV Fire Dept

Supported the SNMH chapel

Supported the Alcohol Information Center

Funded the development of DVSAC

Supported Telecare and Hospice

Funded Volunteer Bureau

Initiated the Outstanding Effort Award for 8th graders overcoming obstacles



Donated to drilling wells in Senegal

Lyman Gilmore Band Uniforms

Established Non Profit to develop The Teen Center

Developed the Low Cost Family Counseling Center (Team 3)

Chartered Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills

Helped develop The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

The Teen Center opened with SIGV support

Donated to the Cancer Garden at SNMH

Supported the Hennessy Playground project



Replaced water foountain at Condon Park

Gave money for picnic tables at Elizabeth Daniels park

Developed the KARE Crisis Nursery

Supported homeless families by giving household supplies and furniture

Supported CORR



Purchased outside equipment for Hope House

Supported DVSAC

Donated to begin building of The Campus (CORR)

Helped Hope House with Soap for Hope

Affiliated with HEART in Africa

Supported Neighborhood Center for the Arts

Funded program for Hospitality House

Donated to Women of Worth

Helped with The Hangout

Supported the Diaper Project

Refurbished the children's playroom at KARE

Funded international project of Birthing in the Pacific in New Guinea

Funded Solar Cookers for Darfur

Adopted Bell Hill School/Academy

Established Partnership with Sierra College Foundation for A Day for Women

Rang bells for the Salvation Army

Friendship Club

Habitat for Humanity

Sierra Harvest

Interfaith Food Ministry

Dress a Girl Around The World/Hope for Women International

The White Barn Project


Outstanding Effort Award Winners
Hearing about the Clinic in The Congo