International Service Program

Since Zonta International was founded in 1919, Zontians have been passionate about empowering women in developing countries through international service. In the more than 90 years since its first international service project was funded, Zonta International has contributed nearly US$19.2 million to projects benefiting women in 35 countries. Through funding from the Zonta International Foundation, the Zonta International Service Program has provided training, education, health, sanitation, agricultural and micro-credit assistance to women, primarily through projects implemented by the agencies of the United Nations and other recognized non-governmental organizations.

During the 2018-2020 Biennium, two projects are being supported by the International Service Fund:

Find out more about the history of Zonta's International Service Program from 1923 through the present.



Read the story of Maha Aasi Emm Ala’a, a Syrian refugee who came to the UN Women-run women’s center in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp with severe depression after her husband passed away.