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 play therapy, which helps children understand and cope with their illnesses and the treatment they must undertake. The Foundation is committed to investing in life-enhancing children’s therapy programs, called play therapy/child life therapy/recreational therapy, depending on the health center.
Local Grant Program
Every year the Foundation awards local grants to programs nominated by individual Tri Sigmas or alumnae/collegiate chapters. Grants range from $100 to $5,000. Apply for a 2020-2021 RPM grant application here.
To respond to the needs of the community the Foundation Board of Directors has decided to pause the RPM grant process for 2020 in response to the unexpected pandemic and limitations of our chapters and hospital partners. The Board will review the status over the summer and provide more information then.
Don’t have a local alumnae chapter in your area? No problem. Individual Tri Sigmas are now eligible to nominate a local program to receive an RPM grant. Help us impact even more children across many more cities and states by partnering with your local children’s hospital or pediatric therapy center! For more information about your application, email email@example.com.
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.
3 Steps to Getting Started
- Schedule a time to learn more about this grant opportunity and criteria. Contact Meghan Paden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Complete online Matching Grant application.
- Create a 3-year fundraising plan.
The Foundation awards funds or children’s therapy programs through its Robbie Page Memorial Fund, which is one of two philanthropies for Sigma Serves Children.