Financial Grant Information & Application
Our Grants Cycle for 2017 is now closed.
The Russian River Sisters received over 100 Grant applications in 2017
and we were able to give out grants to over 30 of those!!!
We thank our community wholeheartedly for your support of our efforts.
We couldn't do this without you!
The next Grant application acceptance period will be February 1, 2018 thru March 1, 2018.
Please check this site then to apply for a 2018 Russian River Sister's Grant.
If your organization would like to apply to be a beneficiary of
one of our monthly Bingo's please go to the Bingo link on our website.
Applications for Bingo's will be accepted in the fall of 2017 for Bingo's in 2018.
The Russian River Sisters are a 21st Century Order of nuns. Our mission is to spread joy and goodwill through
community events, charitable acts and fundraising, with focus on the special needs of the Russian River
area (West County). Our primary goal is to make the Russian River area an even better place to live.
We are a 100% volunteer run organization
recognized as a California 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation.
The Russian River Sisters organize and assist at many functions throughout the year to raise funds that
go into our Grant Fund. The monies from this fund are then made available in grant form to local,
under-funded charitable groups and civic-minded organizations, such as small grass roots organizations
that receive little, if any, government or mainstream funding. We are especially attracted
to progressive projects that promote wellness, identity, tolerance and
diversity within communities in the Russian River Area.
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.
In the decision process we look at how the applicant’s usage of the funds granted would serve
the Russian River Community. Show us what you have in mind! You may also include pictures, diagrams or
other supportive documents to help us understand your ideas.
Please note that we receive many requests and there are
no guarantees your application will be approved.