Coos Bay Zonta Grants Available

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The Coos Bay Area Zonta Service Foundation is seeking applications from local non-profits to provide grants for programs that make a positive change in the lives of women. The purpose of the foundation is to work for the improvement of the legal, economic, educational, health and professional status of women and children. The funds available for distribution this year are a result of the club’s Celebrity Dinner and Auction held in February 2011. Last year the Zonta Foundation was able to award grants totaling $12.518 to nine different organizations.

“The focus of our grant awards this year is to improve the status of women (women are defined as being ages 16 and above) through education, health and leadership programs, inspiring and encouraging women to advance.”

Grants will be provided for either general operating support or special projects.

The Coos Bay Area Zonta Service Foundation distributes funds locally for scholarships, school supplies to Coos County public schools through the Little Red Schoolhouse program, and other local grants to improve the health, education and safety of women and children in our area.

This year Grant applications are available online after Aug. 1st and are due September 1, 2011. For more information or to obtain an application please go to the Zonta website at www.zontacoosbay.org. Contact Debbie Schade at 541-756-6637 (dschade2356@gmail.com) with any questions.

This entry was posted on Friday, August 26th, 2011 and is filed under Press Releases.