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Stories of Impact: Zonta Centennial Anniversary Grantees make a difference for women and girls

In honor of Zonta's centennial anniversary in 2019, Zonta International awarded one-time grants of up to US$5,000 each to recognized charitable organizations. Each grant was dedicated to improve the lives of women and girls in the local community.

A total of US$296,271 was disbursed to 62 organizations in 18 countries, partnering with a Zonta club. Following are stories of impact from some of our Zonta International Centennial Anniversary Grantees.


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Operation Shield

Posted on 4/13/2021
The Zonta Club of Blackfoot and Operation Shield partnered to open the Advocacy Center, a safe location where commercial sex trafficking survivors can receive trauma counseling and support to recover from their experiences.



Women’s Community Aid Association

Posted on 4/13/2021
The Women’s Community Aid Association and the Zonta Club of Brisbane Breakfast Inc partnered to purchase new computers for the organization’s library space, as the existing systems were outdated.



National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Posted on 4/13/2021
The National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect partnered with the Zonta Club of Brisbane East Inc to train additional facilitators to conduct LOVEBiTES, a well-recognized respectful relationships program, in more schools.



Blue Gate Public Health Promotion Initiative

Posted on 3/29/2021
Blue Gate Public Health Promotion Initiative and the Zonta Club of Ibadan II, Nigeria, partnered for a project to reduce the financial dependence of female sex workers living with HIV or AIDS on sex work.



Finnish Federation of Graduate Women, Vantaa Branch

Posted on 3/29/2021
The Zonta Club of Vantaa II and the Finnish Federation of Graduate Women (FFGW), Vantaa Branch partnered for the Let’s Work Together project, which helped find jobs for immigrant women.



Help for Mankind Initiative

Posted on 3/29/2021
Help for Mankind Initiative partnered with the Zonta Club of Ibadan, Nigeria, to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy and empower pregnant teens with sustainable skills and life-skills education.



Philippine Children's Ministries Network

Posted on 3/22/2021
The Philippine Children’s Ministries Network partnered with the Zonta Club of Metro Greenhills for its Bangsamoro Women Recovery from War Initiative: Social Enterprise.



Junior Chamber International - Perlas Pasay

Posted on 3/22/2021
The Zonta Club of Las Piñas, Philippines, and Junior Chamber International - Perlas Pasay partnered for a program that sought to empower, inspire and nurture young and adult women



Caritas Hong Kong

Posted on 3/22/2021
With a grant from Zonta International, Caritas Hong Kong and the Zonta Club of Kowloon launched the project, Holistic Development of Young Mothers II.



Association of Community Development for Women Leaders, Ranong, Thailand (South)

Posted on 3/15/2021
The Zonta Club of Bangkok II, Thailand, partnered with the Association of Community Development for Women Leaders, Ranong, Thailand (South) to train women prisoners in a professional career after they are released.



AAUW Gaylord Area Branch

Posted on 3/15/2021
AAUW Gaylord Area Branch partnered with the Zonta Club of Gaylord Area, Michigan, for its sixth annual Tech Savvy event, which seeks to encourage more females to pursue careers in STEM.



Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Lady MacLehose Centre

Posted on 3/15/2021
The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Lady MacLehose Centre partnered with the Zonta Club of Hong Kong for its project, Fostering Changes- Empowerment with Love for Women and Adolescent Girls.



Pace Center for Girls, Leon

Posted on 3/8/2021
The Pace Center for Girls, Leon partnered with the Zonta Club of Tallahassee, Florida for its Healing with the Arts (HEART) program, which provides arts education to 120 Pace students annually.



The Women's Home

Posted on 3/8/2021
The Women’s Home partnered with the Zonta Club of Houston for help with its Treatment and Transitional Housing Program for women struggling with homelessness and co-occurring disorders.



Rape Crisis Center for the Coastal Empire

Posted on 3/8/2021
Partnering with the Zonta Club of Savannah, Georgia the Rape Crisis Center for the Coastal Empire hosted the Raising Up Girls program (Camp Thrive) for 80 girls.



Mobility International USA

Posted on 3/1/2021
With a Zonta International US$5,000 grant, 22 women with disabilities benefitted directly from the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability training in Eugene, Oregon, USA.



Kendall County Women’s Shelter

Posted on 3/1/2021
The Kendall County Women’s Shelter partnered with the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg for the Client Assistance Program, which focuses on meeting the basic needs of victims of domestic violence.



YWCA Greater Lafayette

Posted on 3/1/2021
YWCA Greater Lafayette partnered with the Zonta Club of Frankfort for its project, Domestic Violence Program Technology for Connectivity.



Beatitude House and Homesafe

Posted on 2/22/2021
Partnering with the Zonta Club of Ashtabula Area, Beatitude House and HomeSafe provided temporary shelter to domestic violence survivors, assisted them with obtaining identification and birth certificates, and gave the women household items.



Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region

Posted on 2/22/2021
Through a partnership with the Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo, the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region used posters to promote its services and provided 30 intake sessions and 50 follow-up counseling sessions to women and girls.



Girl Scouts of Central and Southern NJ

Posted on 2/22/2021
The Zonta Club of Trenton/Mercer partnered with the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern NJ, Inc to empower girls through education.



Hope Shores Alliance

Posted on 2/15/2021
Hope Shores Alliance is a multi-service agency that supports women and children in four rural counties. The US$4,110 grant went to their project Creating Trauma-Informed Spaces to Empower and Educate Women and Children for a Better Tomorrow.



Cameleon Association Inc

Posted on 2/15/2021
The US$5,000 grant from Zonta International bought laptops, desktops, an overhead projector with LCD printer and other equipment for IT Trainings and Values for 40 Girl Survivors of Sexual Abuse.



Centre for Handicapped

Posted on 2/15/2021
With the US$4,400 grant from Zonta International, the Centre for Handicapped in Sri Lanka provided 31 women and girls with artificial limbs.



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