The Latest Updates

Time and Location Change for November Club Meeting

Drop by United Way of Santa Cruz County offices at 4450 Capitola Road, Suite 106, in Capitola on Tuesday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m. for our last meeting of the year!

You’ll hear an update on our recruitment of “Live Your Dream” applicants—deadline for applications is November 15—and plans for our holiday party.

As always, our meetings are free and open to the public. See you there!!

Join the giving revolution: Donate to Us During the 2022 Santa Cruz Gives Campaign

Our Club has been selected to participate in the major Holiday fund-raising campaign—Santa Cruz Gives! We are one of 80 local non-profits to be included in this event which begins November 17 and ends on December 31.

Here’s your opportunity to donate online before your 2022 tax deadline for your favorite nonprofit, which we hope is Soroptimist International of Capitola-by-the-Sea! That’s because we help women—primarily single moms—and girls complete their education to enable them to achieve economic empowerment.

In fact, 84% of our “Live Your Dream” Award recipients worldwide who completed their education increased their standard of living and 78% report they have higher paid employment.

Please give generously so we can continue to help women and girls to live their dreams.

You can donate by going to: Women and girls of Santa Cruz County thank you very much for your generosity!

Our 2022 Live Your Dream Winners are Here!

Our Capitola Club has selected three Santa Cruz women winners of the 2022 Live Your Dream awards. They were honored at a virtual ceremony on March 23, and each was be presented with a $2,000 cash award.


Deadline to apply for 2023 “Live Your Dream” award is November 15!

Applications are available online at where you can review the eligibility requirements and follow the application instructions. Winners will be announced in January 2023 and an awards ceremony will be held in March.

Each winner will be awarded $2,000 that may be used to pay for anything they need to help them complete their educational program such as food, rent, car repairs, child care and health care. The Club typically makes three awards to local women.

We are a Proud “Be the Difference” Award Winner!

Our Club was recently honored by the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County for all our volunteer work at a ceremony at the Santa Cruz Warriors arena. Here’s what they said about us:

“Soroptimist International of Capitola-by-the-Sea is a thriving group of 16 volunteer powerhouse women who raise funds each year to support local single moms succeed in college through their Live Your Dream awards. Undeterred by the disruption of COVID to their main fundraiser at Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Club members held half a dozen new fundraisers in a six-month period to insure that young women could continue to build a bright future through education.”

See more exciting fund-raising news on our fund-raising page!

Support our non-profit organization by making a tax-deductible contribution!

Soroptimist International of Capitola-by-the-Sea is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.  We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Tax ID 94-9771973.

Make checks payable to: Soroptimist International of Capitola and mail to:
P.O. Box 576 Capitola, CA 95010
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