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Since 1923, Zonta International has provided more than US$45.9 million to empower women and girls and expand their access to education, health care, economic opportunities and safe living conditions. Through donations to the Zonta Foundation for Women, Zonta improves women's lives, their children's lives and the communities in which they live and work. Join us in making gender equality a reality for women and girls worldwide. 100 percent of all donations to the Zonta Foundation for Women go directly to program support. The administrative expenses of the Foundation are covered by a grant from Zonta International and interest income. 


HOW YOUR DONATIONS ARE USED TO EMPOWER WOMEN AND GIRLS  

International Service Fund 
This fund supports programs that have provided training, education, health, sanitation, agricultural and micro-credit assistance to women, primarily through projects implemented by agencies of the United Nations and other recognized non-governmental organizations. Since 1923, Zonta has provided nearly US$19.2 million to projects benefiting women in 35 countries. 
Learn about Zonta International's 2020-2022 International Service Projects
  
Education Funds 


Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund: Your gift supports 35 Fellowships of US$10,000 that are awarded each year to talented women, pursuing advanced studies in aerospace engineering and space sciences. LEARN MORE  

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Fund: Your gift supports scholarships of US$2,000 each at the district/region level and six international scholarships of US$8,000 each to help women who are pursuing undergraduate or Master's degrees in business management. LEARN MORE

Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Fund: Your gift supports district awards of US$1,500, and 10 international awards of US$5,000 each to honor young women aged 16 to 19, who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. LEARN MORE  

 

Special Funds 


The Rose Fund: Your gift provides additional support to Zonta Foundation for Women programs not fully supported by fund-specific contributions and enables the Foundation to support new program development, like the Women in Technology Scholarships pilot program. 

Endowment Fund: Your gift helps provide a long-term source of income for the Foundation.  Interest and earnings from the investments in this fund provide the Foundation with an annual stream of income to use for future project or program support. The principal of the gift is never spent, allowing the Fund to grow over time. 

Amelia Earhart Fellowship Endowment Fund: Your gift helps provide a long-term source of income for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship program. The interest and earnings from the investments in this fund provide an annual stream of income to support additional fellowships. The principal of the gift is never spent, allowing the Fund to grow over time. 

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