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.
Since 1954, therapeutic play has been a philanthropy priority of Sigma Sigma Sigma. Each year, 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.
Local Grant Program
Each year, the Foundation awards local grants to programs nominated by individual Tri Sigmas or alumnae/collegiate chapters. Grants up to $5,000 may be awarded. Examples of items previously purchased by grant recipients include, but are not limited to: tablets, virtual reality headsets, sensory boxes, books, interactive play tables, and blanket warmers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for 2023 are due Sept. 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Click here to start an application.
Matching Grant Program
In 2014, the Foundation launched a program to match funds raised by collegiate and alumnae chapters, benefitting therapeutic play. The Foundation is currently participating in programs benefitting Denver Children's Hospital and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Click here for more information.
How to participate: