Soroptimist International of Rio Vista awards worthy individuals at the local and national levels.

Founder Region Fellowship
Founder Region’s signature project. Founder Region Fellowship is a non-profit public benefit corporation. Financial grants totaling up to $20,000 are offered to women who have entered into the final phase of their doctoral program and who demonstrate financial need and scholarly potential. Candidates must attend a recognized learning institution within the Founder Region boundaries.

Live Your Dream Award
An annual award funded by Soroptimist International of the Americas and is Soroptimist International of the America’s major service project. The program aids women who, as heads of their households, must enter or return to the workforce in order to support themselves and their families.

Ruby Award
Around the world, many women are working to improve the lives of women and girls. Some women work to improve conditions for women and girls through their personal or volunteer efforts; others do so through professional avenues. The Soroptimist Ruby Award, formerly the Making a Difference for Women Award, is designed to honor these women. Although not Soroptimists, their work helps promote the issues that are important to Soroptimists, while offering inspirational stories about how to make a difference in the lives of women or girls.

Violet Richardson Award 
An annual award funded by The Soroptimist International of the Americas and recognizes young women between the ages of 14-17 who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts. The award is named for the first president of the first Soroptimist club in 1921.