In honor of 100 years of Zonta service and Zonta International’s centennial anniversary in 2019, Zonta International has launched its Centennial Anniversary Grants program. These one-time grants of up to US$5,000 each recognize charitable organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls in their local communities.

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.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our Centennial Anniversary Grants.

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  • Family and Community Connections for Incarcerated Women
    The Zonta Club of Berkshire County partnering with Recovery Learning Community

  • Meet, Mingle, Mammogram
    The Zonta Club of Malden partnering with MelroseWakefield Healthcare

  • VOICES OF HOPE
    The Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey partnering with Shalom House


  • Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative
    The Zonta Club of Suffolk County Area partnering with Empowerment Collaborative of Long Island Inc.

  • Girl Scout Leadership Summit for Girl Scouts in Trenton
    The Zonta Club of Trenton/Mercer partnering with Girl Scouts of Central and Southern NJ, Inc.

  • The KW Zonta Poster Project
    The Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo partnering with Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region

  • Zonta Fresh Start Initiative for Passage House
    The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, NY partnering with Pinnacle Community Services

  • Improving Safety and Empowering Intimate Partner Violence Survivors
    The Zonta Club of Rochester partnering with Resolve of Greater Rochester, Inc.

  • Fresh Start for Women and Girls
    The Zonta Club of Ashtabula Area partnering with Beatitude House


  • Street Outreach
    The Zonta Club of Cleveland partnering with Renee Jones Empowerment Center & The Northeast Ohio Human Trafficking Law Clinic

  • Journey of Grace- Survivor Retreat
    The Zonta Club of Columbus partnering with The S.O.A.P. Project: Saving Our Adolescents from Prostitution

  • Domestic Violence Program Technology for Connectivity
    The Zonta Club of Frankfort, Indiana partnering with YWCA Greater Lafayette

  • The Advocacy Center
    The Zonta Club of Blackfoot, Idaho partnering with Operation Shield

  • Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD)
    The Zonta Club of Eugene-Springfield partnering with Mobility International USA (MIUSA)

  • Next Right Step
    The Zonta Club of Olympia partnering with Family Education and Support Services

  • Teens Against Trafficking
    The Zonta Club of Roseburg Area partnering with Douglas County Human Trafficking Task Force

  • A library for the CARE Cottages at Puerta Nueva (long-term transitional home for battered women and their children)
    The Zonta Club of Burbank Area partnering with Family Service Agency of Burbank

  • Breaking the Drug Abuse Cycle–Empowering for a Better Life
    The Zonta Club of Fort Smith partnering with Girls Shelter of Fort Smith, AR, Inc

  • KCWS Client Assistance Program
    The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg partnering with Kendall County Women’s Shelter

  • The Women’s Home Vocational Training Program
    The Zonta Club of Houston partnering with The Women’s Home

  • Zonta & RCC (Rape Crisis Center) Raising Girls Up Fund
    The Zonta Club of Savannah partnering with Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire

  • HEaling with the ARTs (HEART) Program
    The Zonta Club of Tallahassee partnering with PACE Center for Girls, Inc

  • Helping Victims Transition from Lives of Violence and Poverty to Finding Safety and Hope
    The Zonta Club of Billings partnering with YWCA Billings

  • Cyprus Stop Trafficking
    The Zonta Club of Nicosia Region partnering with Cyprus Stop Trafficking

  • Creating Trauma Informed Spaces To Empower And Educate Women and Children For A Better Tomorrow
    The Zonta Club of Alpena/Tri County Area partnering with Shelter, Inc. DBA Hope Shores Alliance

  • Tech Savvy Gaylord
    The Zonta Club of Gaylord Area partnering with AAUW Gaylord Area Branch


  • A New Livelihood for A New Life
    The Zonta Club of Bangkok 8 partnering with Fountain of Life Women’s Center (under GOOD SHEPARD SISTERS FOUNDATION)


  • The Native Embroidery Fabric Training Project of Ranong Province
    The Zonta Club of Bangkok II partnering with Association of Community Development for Women Leaders, Ranong, Thailand (South)


  • Fostering Changes – Empowerment with Love for Women and Adolescent Girls
    The Zonta Club of Hong Kong partnering with The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Lady MacLehose Center


  • Holistic Development of Young Mothers (II)
    The Zonta Club of Kowloon partnering with Caritas-Hong Kong
  • I am P.I.N.A.Y (Powered, Inspired, and Nurtured Adult and Young women)
    The Zonta Club of Las Pinas partnering with Junior Chamber International (JCI) Perlas Pasay

  • IT Education for girl survivors of sexual abuse…Zonta’s Gift to Resiliency
    The Zonta Club of Makati-Ayala partnering with CAMELEON Association Inc.

  • Breaking the Status Quo: Teenage/Child Marriage, Unwanted Teen Pregnancy and Foregone Opportunities and The Key to Proper Teenage Parenting
    The Zonta Club of Mandaluyong-San Juan 1 partnering with True Love Waits Philippines Inc.

  • Bangsamoro Women Recovery from War Initiatives
    The Zonta Club of Metro Greenhills partnering with Philippine Children’s Ministries Network

  • Teen’s Key “Young Women Development Network“ Young Mother Project, sponsored by Zonta Club of the New Territories
    The Zonta Club of New Territories partnering with Teen’s Key

  • GESCO Women’s Listening, Awareness and Orientation Center
    The Zonta Club of Abidjan partnering with FORMATION SANITAIRE URBAINE À BASE COMMUNAUTAIRE DE GESCO- YOPOUGON

  • Empowerment and sensitization of Yemetu teenage girls against early child marriage, abuse and sustainable skills acquisition
    The Zonta Club of Ibadan I partnering with Help for Mankind Initiative

  • Empowerment of Female Sex Workers Living with HIV/AIDS with Vocational Skill to Reduce their Financial Dependence on Sex Work
    The Zonta Club of Ibadan II partnering with Blue Gate Public Health Promotion Initiative

  • Project aimed at reducing the number of forced child marriages in the municipality of Boussouma, province of Sanmatenga, North-Centre region.
    The Zonta Club of Ouagadougou partnering with PUGSADA (Association for Young Girl Support and Stimulation)

  • Let’s Work Together
    The Zonta Club of Vantaa II partnering with The Finnish Federation of Graduate Women, Vantaa Branch

  • Zonta Food Bank Mobile Kitchen
    The Zonta Club of Brisbane City Heart partnering with Anglicare Southern Queensland

  • LoveBites
    The Zonta Club of Brisbane East Inc partnering with National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)

  • Enhancing Connections: Resourcing Women to get Online
    The Zonta Club of Brisbane Metro Breakfast partnering with Women’s Community Aid Association (WCAA)

  • “Standing up” – Women’s Cultural Event
    The Zonta Club of Ipswich partnering with Access Community Service LTD, for Ipswich Community Hubs

  • Food for Thought
    The Zonta Club of Adelaide Flinders partnering with Zahra Foundation Australia

  • Building the Health Literacy and Quality of Life for Refugee Women
    The Zonta Club of Bendigo partnering with Bendigo Community Health Services Limited

  • The Zonta Room: Supporting Women in Flight
    The Zonta Club of Bunbury Inc partnering with South West Refuge Inc

  • Y.E.W. ‘Young Empowered Women’
    The Zonta Club of Melbourne’s East partnering with Emerge Women and Children’s Support Network

  • Supply of equipment for mothers and their babies who are at risk of, or experiencing homelessness.
    The Zonta Club of Cumberland West partnering with Parramatta Mission

  • Making Change by Education – Development of a Training Package
    The Zonta Club of Macarthur Inc partnering with BaptistCare Housing and Retirement Living/Campbelltown-Macarthur

  • Zonta Wellness Retreat
    The Zonta Club of Orange Inc. partnering with Housing Plus

  • Reducing of Gender based Violence through vocational training and legal support
    The Zonta Club of Chittagong partnering with Ensure Legal Support through Local Movement & Action-ELLMA

  • Inspire Lab
    The Zonta Club of Colombo IV partnering with Without Borders Sri Lanka

  • Happy Home for 100 displaced girls from 7-18 years
    The Zonta Club of Dhaka III partnering with ActionAid Bangladesh

  • “Grant A Smile”-Reaching out to women and girls with disabilities
    The Zonta Club of Kandy partnering with Centre for Handicapped (CFH)

  • Setting up of a Goat Cheese Manufacturing Unit
    The Zonta Club of Kathmandu partnering with South Asia Foundation-Nepal

  • Social Enterprise Bakery
    The Zonta Club of Uzhhorod partnering with My Transcarpathia

  • Women Shelterhouse Hofheim
    The Zonta Club of Bad Soden – Kronberg partnering with Frauen helfen Frauen MTK e.V.

  • Financial Skills and Gambling Addiction Management Training For Vulnerable Prison Women
    The Zonta Club of Guildford partnering with Office of the Chaplaincy, Send Women’s Prison, Ripley UK

  • End FGM: Teachers on the Frontline
    The Zonta Club of London II  partnering with SafeHands for Mothers

  • HIGHER SKILLS FOR BETTER LIFE – TOGETHER WE CAN DO MORE
    The Zonta Club of Sofia partnering with Animus Association Foundation

  • Prevention of early marriages in the Roma community: turn the page
    The Zonta Club of Stara Zagora partnering with Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance “Amalipe”
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