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Soroptimist is an international organization for women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Over 160,000 Soroptimist members in about 121 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects. Learn about Soroptimist history.

The name, Soroptimist, means “best for women,” and that’s what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.

Become a member and unite with women of all ages, cultures and ethnic groups as we work to make our community and the world a better place for other women and girls.

Founded in 1985, Soroptimist International of Elk Grove (SIEG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Corporation.

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by United States law. Our federal taxpayer ID number is available upon request.

One of our international projects is to provide solar panels and solar cookers to provide electricity to remote villages and to eliminate the need for women to leave their village in search of firewood. Leaving the protection of the village leaves women vulnerable to violence.