Zonta International is pleased to announce the recipients of its Centennial Anniversary Grants. A total of US$296,271 will be disbursed to 62 community-based organizations in 18 countries, partnering with a Zonta club to improve the lives of women and girls at the local level.
Almost 300 applications were received from 41 countries for the Centennial Anniversary Grant program, which was initiated to celebrate Zonta’s 100th year of service to women and girls.
“These grants will be instrumental in taking us further along the journey to achieving our mission. We are proud to be able to honor the 62 Zonta clubs’ partnering organizations in this way and are excited to be able to empower them to further their work,” said Zonta International President Susanne von Bassewitz.
The successful projects, by changing attitudes, skills and behaviors, will not only directly benefit approximately 5,000 women and girls; they also have the potential to positively influence the future lives of more than 100,000 women and girls.
“We were impressed with the scope and extent of the work clubs are doing to improve the lives of women and girls and look forward to sharing their success stories in the coming months. The high standard of the projects reflects our Zonta clubs’ commitment to empowering women and girls and we want to applaud all clubs that applied for their efforts and the important work they are doing at the local level,” said Catherine McEwan, Chairman of the Zonta International Service Committee.
Watch for updates from these projects in the coming months on the Zonta International website and social media channels.