WHY DONATE TO SOPHIA?

SOPHIA provides leadership and promotes excellence in the field of health impact assessment (HIA). In order to continue championing HIAs and to build upon our successes, we need your financial support and the strength that comes from the collective voice of more than 200+ members, supporters, advocates, and friends.

By making a donation to SOPHIA you will be committing to the advancement of HIA practice worldwide! Your support helps SOPHIA to increase the capacity of HIA to reduce health inequities and achieve better health for all worldwide! Your gift today is tax deductible. 

We need your help to:

  • Sustain advancements in the practice of health impact assessments;
  • Continue building an HIA network of resources and peer support;
  • Offer valuable opportunities for HIA practitioners to network and learn from each other;
  • Continue advocacy for the practice of HIA to promote public health;
  • Fund local, state and national HIA practice;
  • Expand the work of SOPHIA to include support for health in all policies (HiAP);
  • And so much more.

Together, we can work towards achieving better health for all!

Ways to give:

Our vision

SOPHIA will be a leading network of health impact assessment practitioners. By promoting and practicing a thorough and systematic consideration of health in decision making, we work towards achieving better health for all.

SOPHIA General Fund

Your tax-deductible donation under the SOPHIA General Fund helps support SOPHIA’s work, including: develop valuable, high-quality resources that help build capacity among HIA practitioners; support networking and peer mentoring opportunities among our members; keep members up-to-date on resources, training, and technical assistance opportunities; and so much more!

Donors at the following levels make SOPHIA a priority for their charitable giving and are recognized as our top annual donors. 

  • HIA Friends - $25
  • HIA Advocates - $50
  • HIA Champions - $100 (or more)

Use the donation form below to contribute. 

Practitioner Workshop Sponsorship

SOPHIA champions the practice of HIA worldwide. Your tax-deductible donation to the SOPHIA Practitioners Workshop Fund helps ensure a resilient, educated, engaged HIA public health workforce today, tomorrow and for decades to come. Thank you for helping support the advancement of HIA.

Please proceed to the Practitioner Workshop Sponsorship page to find out how to become a sponsor.

SOPHIA Student Scholarships

SOPHIA champions the practice of HIA for this and future generations. Your tax-deductible donation to the SOPHIA Student Scholarship Fund helps to ensure a competent public health workforce. The fund gives students the opportunity to attend the SOPHIA Practitioners Workshop, the world's largest gathering of HIA practitioners dedicated to advancing the practice of HIA. Thank you for helping today's HIA students become tomorrow's HIA leaders.

Use the donation form below to contribute. 

Become A Member

Join SOPHIA or Renew your SOPHIA membership

SOPHIA services available exclusively to members include:

  • Quarterly SOPHIA Newsletter
  • Access to SOPHIA member directory, an online list of HIA practitioners worldwide
  • Access to free mentorship opportunities from other SOPHIA members
  • Opportunities to advertise (conferences, jobs, HIAs, etc) in the SOPHIA newsletter
  • Discounted publication fee to the Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment
  • And so much more!

Donate to SOPHIA

If you prefer to give by phone, please call 1-510-452-9442, ext. 115.

If you prefer to donate by mail, please complete this donation form and mail it with payment to:

Ellen Schwaller, SOPHIA Director
304 12th Street, Suite 2B
Oakland, CA 94607
ellen@hiasociety.org

Use the comment box in the donation form below to designate which fund (i.e. general fund or practitioner workshop fund) you would like to contribute to today.

SOPHIA is a 501 (C) (3) charitable organization and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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