The Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida is accepting grant applications from 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in Lee County and Southwest Florida whose work helps to empower women. To qualify for the 2023 awards, grant applications must be submitted by July 15, 2022.
The Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida is the non-profit arm of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva. The chapter is part of Zonta International, a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Similarly, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva focuses on education, economic self-sufficiency, safety, and health for women and girls.
Over the past 20 years, the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida has distributed more than one million dollars in grants to qualifying charitable organizations. This 2023 Grants cycle focuses on “Empowerment,” with successful grant applications incorporating one or more of the following: training, education, and/or affordable housing. Applications must also specify measurable outcomes. Grants co-chair Marianne Ravenna stated, “We hope this new Empowerment application gets our grantees thinking outside of the box on innovative programs and projects.” Empowerment Grant awards will be announced in December, 2022 with the funds to be used beginning January 1, 2023.
Applications will be screened and will move forward based on meeting Zonta’s mission and the Empowerment criteria. Please also note:
- Submitting an application does NOT ensure that the organization will automatically receive funding in the 2023 Grant cycle;
- Successful applicants will be expected to work collaboratively as needed with a liaison from Zonta.
Grant applications, which are accepted via mail or e-mail, must be submitted no later than July 15, 2022. To download an application, visit ZontaSanCap.org and click on “Grant Applications” at the top left. Questions can be directed to Grants Committee co-chairs Marianne Ravenna ([email protected]) and Pam Eccles ([email protected]).
The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to build a better world for women and girls on the islands, in Lee County, and around the world through Zonta International. To support Zonta’s work, visit ZontaSanCap.org and click on “Donate.”