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Russian River Sister Grant Applications Open for 2015


Russian River Sister Grant Applications Open for 2015

The Russian River Sisters are now accepting financial grant applications.  The Russian River Sisters organize and assist at many fundraising events throughout the year to raise the funds that go into our Grant Fund. The monies from this fund are made available in grant form to local charitable groups and organizations that receive little, if any, government or mainstream funding. If your organization is in the Sonoma County area, it may be eligible.

The deadline for all applications is March 9, 2015.

These grants will be awarded during the observance of our Anniversary celebration on Friday, April 3, 2015.

For some reason there are always some who do not hear about this until it's too late or they wait until the last minute and ask for an extension. We cannot accept any applications after March 9th. We are reviewing the applications shortly thereafter. So please spread the word far and wide to anyone you think might like to apply. 

Grants are funded without regard to race, gender, age, religious belief or sexual orientation of applicants or their organizations. If you are a member of an organization with a specific financial need or are aware of a need within the community, please contact us.

The Russian River Sisters were honored to receive the Jefferson Award in 2013. Founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard, the Jefferson Awards is America’s highest honor for public service, a “Nobel Prize for public service”. The Russian River Sisters is a 100% volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Blessed by the generosity of the community in their fundraising efforts, the Sisters are able to make thoughtful, timely and much needed financial grants to worthy groups. 

The Russian River Sisters’ Grant Fund is managed by a committee of Sisters. Grant funding requests are accepted only via the application form on our website.  Grant Fund applications are reviewed and evaluated by the Grants Committee. In evaluating an application, we consider the nature of the request and how relevant it is to the needs of our local community.  We do not approve grant requests for salaries, honorariums, personal or travel expenses.  We also do not approve requests from organizations outside of our sphere of influence.

For an application for a financial grant from the Russian River Sisters please log onto our website

The Sisters Grants Fund is still accepting donations for the 2015 grant cycle. Your donation to the fund, if gifted before March 10th, will be sent back out into the community at this year’s give-away in April. If you are so inclined, please visit the Sisters donation webpage to make a donation and be sure to click the GRANTS box to designate the funds destination.

More information about the RRSPI grants program is available on the Sisters’ website:  Grants questions may be directed to the Grants Chairnun, Sister Nova Nilla, at