Financial Grant Information & Application
Our Grants Cycle for 2016 is now closed.
Please come back and visit this page starting February 27, 2017
for information and an application for one of our 2017 Grants.
Some important dates to mark on your calendars:
February 27, 2017 - RR Sister's Grant applications available for 2017
March 24, 2017 - Grant Applications deadline (firm)
April 14, 2017 - RR Sister's Anniversary and Grant award Party (location tbd)
Grants will be awarded in person at the Sister’s 15th Anniversary Celebration which
will be on Friday, March 28, 2016.
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.