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Charities We Support


About Us


Women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.

Soroptimist was formed in 1921 in Oakland, California, at a time when women were not permitted to join service organizations. Our name, loosely translated from the Latin, means best for women. Today, we have about 30,000 members and supporters in countries across North America, Latin America and the Pacific Rim. We are one of five federations that make up Soroptimist International, which has clubs in more than 120 countries throughout the world.


Our Vision

Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.

Our Mission

Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.

Climate Ride

The Cause

Climate Ride creates opportunities for you to engage in a way that is uniquely positive, life-affirming, and transformational. Climate Ride participants take on a challenge much bigger than themselves and share their journey with their personal networks helping to amplify support for the cause. Climate Ride is the only organization taking this approach in the environmental sector.

We are all feeling concerned, anxious, or overwhelmed by climate change. The threats to our world are numerous and growing more complex each day. While so many people care deeply and want to help address the problem, the enormity of the challenge and the political tone around climate change can feel dispiriting and disempowering. Climate Ride offers you a way to make a difference while building new friendships and connections with a global network of outdoor advocates.

Join us for a few days of human-powered activity to make an impact!

Our Mission

Climate Ride mobilizes people to protect our planet through life-changing adventures.

Climate Ride empowers participants to actively engage in the fight against climate change by joining our bicycling, hiking, running, and self-designed events to fundraise for the organizations they value most. Together, we get active and take action for the planet.

Immersive outdoor experiences and personal challenges are powerful tools for generating behavioral change to help ignite activism on climate policy, raise critical funds, and influence public opinion.

At a Glance:

  • Climate Ride has raised over $7 million for climate, clean energy, and bicycle/pedestrian advocacy grantees

  • Over 4,600 people have participated in Climate Ride events since 2008

  • On average, a participant reaches out to more than 200 people about climate and sustainability

  • 30% of Climate Ride participants are 30 years old or younger

  • Climate Ride participants are a diverse group from 47 states and 12 countries

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