Soroptimist TriCities Fund

Description of donor:

Soroptimist TriCities Fund

Soroptimist International of the TriCities is part of a global volunteer organization that improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

The name Soroptimist means “best for women.” Soroptimists are women at their best helping other women to be their best. Soroptimist International of the TriCities helps women and girls in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody through a variety of programs.  www.soroptimisttricities.org

Purpose of Fund:

Established on Feb. 28, 2015, the fund’s purpose is to assist women and girls from or living in the TriCities or surrounding areas. Bursaries and scholarships will support educational programs, skills development and career training. Grants will assist and support those in need, suffering in poverty, homeless, or requiring shelter to transition to a life on their own. Financial assistance will be available to support educational programs which empower and enable women and girls through health, wellness and protection against domestic violence.

Eligibility:

The Fund's purpose will be to provide assistance to women and girls primarily from or residing in or around the TriCity communities being Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and surrounding villages, to improve the lives of women and girls within their communities

How to apply for this fund:

This fund is not open for grant applications as the Soroptimist International of the TriCities make the recommendations.

How to donate to the fund:

There are several ways you can give to the Foundation. To see all the options click on the following link: Giving Options.

There are two popular ways you can donate to this fund. First, a cheque made payable to the Coquitlam Foundation can be sent to:

c/o 1207 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3

Include a note that the donation is for the "Soroptimist TriCities Fund". Donations sent this way of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt.

The second way you can donate is through our online donation system, which is provided by Canada Helps, a non-profit organization. Through a fee of 3.5% to cover the cost of the credit card charge Canada Helps will issue you a tax receipt directly for your donations. We thank them for their partnership.