International Service Fund
Zonta's International Service Fund continues to help women in developing countries improve their legal, political, economic, educational and health status. Through funding from the Zonta International Foundation, the 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. Since 1923, Zonta has provided nearly US$19.2 million to projects benefiting women in 35 countries.
Learn about Zonta International's 2018-2020 International Service Projects.
Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Against Women (ZISVAW) Fund
Globally, gender-based violence is the most pervasive and least recognized human rights violation. Rooted in inequality, it affects women of every race, class, culture, ethnicity, age and country. Zonta International strives to promote and protect the human rights of all women and girls and reduce the incidence of violence through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Against Women (ZISVAW) Fund by:
- Supporting prevention and advocacy strategies locally and internationally.
- Awarding grants to United Nations agencies or recognized NGOs for projects that seek to change personal and/or political knowledge, attitudes and behavior contributing to gender-based violence.
- Increasing awareness and actions related to preventing violence against women by encouraging Zonta club involvement in local and national advocacy initiatives and service projects.
With the ZISVAW Fund, Zonta has provided more than US$9.5 million to support projects to prevent and end violence against women and girls in 46 countries.
Learn about the 2018-2020 Biennium ZISVAW projects.
Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund: Your gift supports 30 Fellowships of US$10,000 that are awarded each year to talented women, pursuing advanced studies in aerospace-related sciences and engineering. 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 and 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$4,000 each to honor young women aged 16 to 19, who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. LEARN MORE
The Rose Fund: Your gift provides additional support to Zonta International Foundation programs not fully supported by fund-specific contributions and enables the Foundation to support new program development.
Endowment Fund: Your gift helps provide a long-term source of income for the Foundation. Endowment funds are invested, and the interest and earnings from those investments provide the Foundation with an annual stream of income to use as it sees fit. 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. Funds are invested, and the interest and earnings from those investments provide the fund with an annual stream of income to support additional scholarships. The principal of the gift is never spent, allowing the Fund to grow over time.