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Russian River Sister Grant Applications Open for 2017


Russian River Sister Grant Applications Open for 2017

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 the Grant Fund, and 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 Friday, March 24th. These grants will be awarded during the observance of the Sisters’ Anniversary celebration on Friday, April 14th, 2017. This year we are celebrating sixteen years of promulgating universal joy, expiating stigmatic guilt and serving the under-served at the Russian River. 

We cannot accept any applications after March 24th. We will review the applications shortly thereafter. So please, spread the word far and wide to any organizations 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’ Grant Fund is managed by a committee of Sisters under the leadership of Grants Chairnun, Sister Nova Nilla. Funding requests are accepted only via the application form on our website. When evaluating an application, the grants committee considers 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. 

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 Sisters Grants Fund is still accepting donations for the 2017 grant cycle. Your donation to the fund, if gifted before the application deadline on March 24th, will be sent back out into the community at this year’s grants give-away at our (Not Too) Sweet Sixteen. If you are so inclined, please visit the Sisters donation webpage to make a donation and be sure to check the GRANTS box to designate the fund’s destination.

Additional information is available on the Sisters our website: Please contact Bingo Committee Co-Chairs Sister Candy D’Apples or Nov. Sr. Merry Mattress Muncher via email at if you have questions.