Service Projects

Service Activities

As a Club, we can report service activities that members perform in the community as food bank work, hospital support volunteer work, women's advocacy activities or similar volunteer work, as long as the Club agrees that the activity supports Zonta goals and objectives.  If you participate in service activities that you would like the Club to consider for approval, complete the requested form (attached) and mail, email, fax to a board member (see Contacts page).  Please complete a separate form for each organization or activity.  Click here for form.

Disbursement of Service Funds

Disbursement of Service FundsWe have generated service funds in our treasury, for which we need to discuss allocation or disbursement.  The recommendation from the Board is that we identify organizations in Morris County that:  1) support women and women's issues, 2) do not otherwise receive significant corporate funding or independent funding, 2) are preferably not for profit, and 4) may be struggling smaller organizations for whom support from Zonta will be more noticeable.  The Board needs organizations like this to be identified, and suggestions as to how we may support them.  Worthy organizations may or may not be those we have supported in the past.  Please bring your suggestions forward as soon as possible.

International Service Projects

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$15.5 million to projects benefiting women in 37 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 2016-2018 Biennium, two projects are being supported by the International Service Fund:

To learn more about the International Service Program and the projects being funded this biennium,  click here.

ZISVAW Program: Ending Violence Against
Women and Girls

The most pervasive and least recognized human rights violation worldwide, gender-based violence affects women and girls 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 incidences of violence against them. Through funding from the Zonta International Foundation, the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Against Women (ZISVAW) Program has provided more than US$5.5 million to support projects to prevent and end violence against women and girls in 42 countries.

During the 2016-2018 Biennium, two projects are being supported by the ZISVAW Fund:

To learn more about ZISVAW and the projects being funded this biennium, click here.