The Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area
The Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area was chartered in 1953 and has grown to include over 80 women throughout Coos County. Our club has raised and distributed over $240,000 in just the last 10 years. Our fundraising events include: Chocolate Sales at local festivals & our Annual Celebrity Dinner & Silent Auction. We enjoy each other's company, while contributing in a positive way to our community and advancing the status of women worldwide.
2016 Zonta Grant Application Deadline October 15, 2016
The Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area awards grant funding through its Coos Bay Area Zonta Service Foundation to support non-profit organizations in our area. We support groups and projects that work for and encourage the purpose of our Service Foundation, which is to improve the legal, economic, educational, health and professional status of women and children. In 2015, we awarded $34,000.00 in 11 grants, ranging from $1200 to $6,500.
Zonta intends to award up to $30,000.00 in grants in two focus areas in 2016:
1) Projects that work towards improving the lives of women and children through education. (Please note that although it is women and children that must be impacted, males may be educated through the use of grant funds).
2) Projects that work towards improving the status of women (defined as ages 16 and above) through health or advocacy.Funds awarded may be used for either a specific project and/ or general operating expense.
Zonta International seeks to: improve the legal, political, economic, health, educational and professional status of women through service and advocacy; work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions; promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, implement service programs, and provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world.
Zontians are executives and professionals decision-making positions willing to contribute to improving the legal, political, educational, professional, economic and health status of women. Each club includes members from a variety of occupations and professions. To ensure professional diversity within each club, Zonta membership is by invitation.
Luncheon meetings are held on the first and third Fridays of each month at McAuley Hall, Baycrest Village in Coos Bay, Oregon. To learn more about us and how you might join one of the strongest, most active service clubs promoting the advancement of women, come be our guest for lunch.