Service Grant Program
The Zonta Service Grant Program was established by the Zonta Club of Cheyenne to provide support funding
to programs or activities which improve the status of women and children in the area. Grants to agencies and organizations
that develop and implement such programs have ranged anywhere from $100 to $1,000. Previous awards have included grants to
Climb Wyoming, Safehouse of Cheyenne, Wyoming Latina Youth Conference and the Chrysalis House, to name a few.
International projects and educational scholarships to local women are also awarded yearly. Funding
for all grants is derived from the club’s annual fund raisers.
An application form must be completed (in full) and received by October 31st of each calendar
year to request funding for the upcoming calendar year. An original and one
copy of the completed form should be sent to the following address by the deadline date:
Zonta Club of Cheyenne - Service Committee
P.O. Box 2135
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003
All service grant applications are reviewed by the Service Committee in accordance with criteria established
by Zonta International and priority guidelines determined by the local club. Final determination of awards is made by a vote
of the Cheyenne Zonta Club members. The decision of the club is final. * Preference will be given to grants that provide service locally.
Selection Criteria and Guidelines
In determining awards, priority and preference is given to local programs that improve the status
of women by addressing the issues of: economic self-sufficiency, legislative equality, access to education, health and nutrition,
and other initiatives that improve the status of women both personally and professionally.
Other factors include: determining urgency and severity of need, omitting redundancy, evaluating other
funding sources, number of people to be served, community awareness and support and the ability of the club to respond based
on the number of grant requests received.
Notification and payment of Awards will be made by January 15th of each year.
Allocation of the grants and media releases publicizing the awards will be made during the months of
January and February when appropriate. Agency recipients may be required to evaluate and report the impact of the Zonta grant
in achieving the anticipated results for the target population stated in the grant proposal. Public acknowledgement of the
grant is also requested.
International Mission Statement
International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide
through service and advocacy.
International seeks to provide service at the global and local level; improve the legal, political, economic, educational,
health and professional status of women; 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 universe.