Our Gifts

Giving is the most important part of our club's activities.  We give consistent with our Mission which is:
"Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment."

Scholarships & Awards

Our scholarships vary and are impressive. Separate websites explain the applications process, funding awarded, and deadline dates. Click on each of these below or use the drop-down menu to get an application.


Dear Soroptimist International of Novato,

I personally wanted to thank you for accepting me to receive an annual award for my studies.  With great gratitude I want to thank you for choosing me.  I will be attending San Jose State University, majoring in Nursing.  I was worried about how I will be able to afford college.  Coming from a low-income household, college was always a high reach for my family.  I will be the first in my family to attend college, thanks to you.  This scholarship has opened the door for a better future.  My words will never suffice to the amount of gratitude I have.  Thank you for seeing my potential, and thank you for helping me be one step closer to achieving my dream.  This scholarship helped me close the college money gap I had, so I do not have to use loans to pay for my college.  Thank you again, and I promise to work hard and make a difference in my community.



Community Donations

Pauline Stuber presents Soroptimist check. The Stuber STEM award is in Pauline's name.

Soroptimist International of Novato greets walkers around the track for RELAY FOR LIFE for AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.

Club Giving Acknowledged

Soroptimist is paving the way for thousands of women and girls worldwide. Our ongoing support equips them with the resources needed to forge new opportunities -- ensuring a brighter future for their families, their communities, and the world. By participating in Club Giving, SI/Novato, CA has demonstrated its dedication and commitment to investing in the future of courageous women and girls worldwide.


Our 2020-2021 Virtual Club Giving Badge

Farac Receives Leadership Scholarship

We are happy to welcome, Rachel Farac, as one of our newest Soroptimist members.  She is also the recipient of our Novato Leadership program scholarship and a 2019 graduate of the program. Rachel said she learned about Novato’s government, how Novato works including the school system, non-profits, and the transportation challenges.  Her team addressed the housing crisis in Novato by organizing a JADU Expo (Junior Dwelling Accessory Unit) which had about 100 attendees and resulted in six new JADUs being built in Novato.  She has already implemented what she learned from Leadership Novato and is in the process of becoming a mentor to an underprivileged child at Hamilton School.  She also started attending meetings to help organize the Novato 4th of July parade and is on the committee to plan and organize Novato’s Paint the Town Red.  Rachel is also heading to Washington, D.C. to talk to congress about climate change.  If that isn’t enough, she is currently a realtor with Coldwell Banker and involved with the Mental Health Board of Marin County, Marin Humane Society, Junior League, and was a former member of the Civic Grand Jury.  Congratulations to Rachel and we welcome her to Soroptimist International of Novato.


Rachel Farac receives Leadership award.

Request for Donation

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