Since 1954, therapeutic play has been a philanthropy priority of Sigma Sigma Sigma. Annually, the Foundation provides grant funding and social awareness for children’s health. It’s easy for chapters to apply and support their local play therapy or child life programs.
In the early 1950s, Tri Sigma was the first to fund a new, cutting-edge treatment called therapeutic play, which helps children understand and cope with their illnesses and the treatment they must undertake. The Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation is committed to investing in life-enhancing children’s therapy programs, called therapeutic play/child life/recreational therapy, depending on the health center.
Local Grant Program
Every year the Foundation awards local grants to programs nominated by alumnae and collegiate chapters. Grants range from $100 to $2,500. The 2018-2019 online RPM grant application is available beginning in January 2018.
The 2018-2019 grant application process is now open. Complete your online application no later than April 30, 2018. Grant recipients will announced in August 2018. For more information about your application, contact Nancy Benedict at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matching Grant Program
Beginning in 2014 the Foundation began a program to match funds raised by alumnae and collegiate chapters, benefitting therapeutic play. Currently, the Foundation is participating in programs benefitting Denver Children’s Hospital and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Click here for more information.
If you would like to schedule a time to learn more about this grant opportunity, contact Meghan Ward-Bopp Paden at email@example.com.
The Foundation awards funds for children’s therapy programs through its Robbie Page Memorial Fund, which is one of two philanthropies for Sigma Serves Children.