Improving the lives

of women and girls

locally and globally by

giving fellowships to women

who will truly make

a difference in the World



Founder Region Fellowship


  1. One of 28 regions of Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA)

  2. With territory encompassing:

  3.     10 counties in Northern California

  4.     The State of Hawaii

  5.     The U.S. territories of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

The Mission of Soroptimist: is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Founder Region Fellowship advances the Soroptimist mission by giving grants to women in the final phase of their doctoral degree.

You CAN Make a Difference!

The bright young women who choose to follow their passion and achieve a doctorate in their area of interest are the world's hope for a healthy world future.

Your donation to The women picked already will have achievements well beyond the limits of their  thesis, and these powerful, creative, intelligent, and influential women will get the financial boost they need to finish their degree and go out and change the world.