Soroptimist International of Waikiki Foundation, Inc. is proud to be a part of an international volunteer organization, Soroptimist International, with clubs in 120 countries around the world. We work to improve the lives of women and girls through education and empowerment. Chartered on September 6, 1962, there are nearly 40 members providing service and programs to improve the lives of women and girls in our community. We all enjoy the time we spend on these endeavors and appreciate the fellowship within our Club and our continuing efforts to reaching out to our Community.
Education and Training Awards for Women
A signature program assisting women with primary financial responsibility for their families to obtain the skills, training and education necessary to improve their employment status and standard of living for their families. Waikiki Club awards are part of an international effort to improve the lives of women and girls.
Career Support for Girls
Launched in 2014, this program targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success. Clubs work in partnership to provide girls with the information and resources they want and need to be successful.
Doctoral Studies Grants-in-Aid
Recognizing the value of supporting highly motivated women engaged in academic research in fields of important social value, and where women are underrepresented. Doctoral candidates enrolled in universities within Founder Region receive significant funding.
Educate to Lead
Soroptimist International Waikiki Foundation, Inc. annually awards grants in support of efforts by community groups, organizations and individuals who work to improve the lives of women and girls through programs that lead to social and economic empowerment.
Women Helping Women
Recognizing a non-Soroptimist who has worked to improve the lives of women and girls in the community through a self-driven project.
Once a year, Soroptimist Waikiki establishes a volunteer opportunity in the community to carry out a one-day project, which has been conducted at St. Francis Day Care program in Manoa on the campus of St. Francis School.
Mentoring of young girls
The Waikiki Club provides support and mentoring to high school girls at Sacred Hearts Academy, with the goal of instilling within them a desire for volunteerism and recognizing that school girls face unique gender bias, discrimination and challenges as they grow up and enter the working world.