Sigma Kappa Foundation 

For more than 50 years, the Foundation has supported the Sorority. With a unity of purpose, our Foundation has played and continues to play a crucial role in the growth and success of Sigma Kappa, providing the lifeblood of financial resources to keep our sorority vital and healthy. Since 1989, more than $1.3 million has been granted to the Sorority for educational and leadership programming, and more than $1 million in scholarships has been awarded to Sigma Kappa members. 

The Foundation inspires our sisterhood to excel in philanthropic service to benefit society. We encourage diversity of thought and embrace change – creating a direct and positive impact on sisters and our world today.


Our mission is to create and fund leadership, scholarship and philanthropic

initiatives that reflect the values and spirit of Sigma Kappa Sorority.


The Foundation fulfills its mission through the support of five funding priorities. We have a powerful vision for our dynamic organization to remain that assures Sigma Kappa continues to grow, innovate and thrive. Simply stated, we must make the heart of our sorority strong...strong enough to beat for generations to come.  It is called  PULSE

a strong pulse = a strong heart





Supporting Our Sisters Through Grants


The Foundation supports our sisters through the good times and bad. For those facing challenging times due to natural disasters, personal tragedies and illnesses, we provide relief through emergency grants.  During the 2018-2019 fiscal year, six sisters received Alumnae Heart Fund grants and eight undergraduate sisters received Collegiate Emergency Grants totaling $50,600.


Collegiate Emergency Grant

Ariel Forbes is a member of the Zeta Upsilon Chapter at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona and a rising junior. Ariel suddenly lost her mom to a fatal stroke. She is one of six children in this single income family, her mother worked and her father is permanently disabled. The Foundation awarded Ariel a $5,000 grant assisting her to remain in school this year.  

We are grateful to all who support our members with their generous donations to the Sigma Kappa Foundation.


Alumnae Heart Fund Grant

Nicole Tomaino, a 28 year-old alumna from Kappa Xi chapter at University of Nevada, Reno was diagnosed with MDS, a pre AML Leukemia. Facing a bone marrow transplant that would result in work limitations and overwhelming medical bills, she requested a grant to assist with medical and living expenses. The Foundation awarded Nicole a $5,000 grant this spring.


Foundation FAQs
Is my gift tax-deductible? 

Yes, the Sigma Kappa Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all gifts are tax deductible in the U.S. to the full extent of the law. 

Can I make a tax-deductible gift directly to my chapter?

In order for the gift to be tax-deductible, the gift needs to be made directly to the Foundation. If your chapter has established a fund, you can contribute directly to that fund through the Foundation. If your chapter does not have a fund, we can help establish one. Chapter endowments can be used to provide:

  • Academic scholarships for chapter members
  • Funding for educational and leadership programming, such as regional leadership conferences and anti-hazing awareness workshops

What is the Federal Tax ID number for the Sigma Kappa Foundation?

The Sigma Kappa Foundation’s Federal Tax ID number is 35-1778450.

What does my gift support?

At the heart of the Sigma Kappa Foundation’s funding priorities is Sigma Kappa’s most treasured asset: her members. Your unrestricted gift enables the Foundation’s Board of Trustees the flexibility to respond to emerging needs by funding programs such as the following:

  • Academic scholarships
  • Personal and leadership development opportunities
  • Alzheimer’s disease research
  • Sisters in need

If you do not see a fund or program that interests you, please contact the Sigma Kappa Foundation at (317) 381-5531 or email to explore the possibility of creating a new endowment.

Does the Sigma Kappa Foundation accept matching gifts? 

Yes. Many companies offer matching gift programs as well as payroll deduction options for employees who make charitable contributions.  Please check with your Human Resources Department  to see if these options are available for you.    

I want to include the Sigma Kappa Foundation in my will. How can I leave my legacy?

There are many opportunities to leave your legacy with the Sigma Kappa Foundation. You can include language in your will to bequeath a designated dollar amount or percentage of your estate to the Foundation, as well as specify a purpose for the funds. The Horizon Society honors members and friends who have designated a planned gift to the Foundation. To learn more, email or contact Foundation staff at (317) 381-5531.

What methods of payment do you accept?

The Foundation accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. We also have the ability to accept EFT/ACH bank transfers.


Does Sigma Kappa Foundation register as a charity with states?

Yes. We comply with the charitable registration process for specific disclosures. 


For questions about giving online or mailing your gift to the Foundation, please contact Donor Services. 


Phone: (317) 381-5531

Mailing address: Sigma Kappa Foundation, Attn: Donor Services, 695 Pro-Med Lane, Suite 300, Carmel, Indiana 46032