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Since 1954, therapeutic play has been a philanthropy priority of Sigma Sigma Sigma. Annually, the Foundation provides funding and social awareness for children’s health.

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 RPM grant application must be submitted no later than April 30, 2017. The 2017-2018 online RPM grant application process is available online. Grant recipients will be awarded this fall.

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

National Grant Program: The Foundation also funds major national fellowships at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and North Carolina Children’s Hospital at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill – important training centers where young therapists can learn and grow in the field.

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.