What is a Soroptimist?

Soroptimist International of Grass Valley is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, Inc®. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Soroptimist (Soroptimist.org) provides women and girls with access to education and training through the work of volunteers in countries and territories throughout North America, South America and the Pacific Rim. Its Dream Programs ensure women and girls have access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. The Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women® provide cash grants for head-of-household women seeking to improve their earning potential. Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls® provides girls with tangible strategies to accomplish their future career goals. A 501(c)(3) organization that relies on charitable donations to support its programs, Soroptimist also powers LiveYourDream.org®—an online community that offers volunteer opportunities in support of women and girls.


Core Values

  • Education: Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education.
  • Empowerment: Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest.
  • Diversity & Fellowship: Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls.
  • Gender Equality: Women and girls live free from discrimination.