The Community Grants program provides an opportunity for local non-profit organizations to apply for funding for projects that will improve the lives of women and girls.

The Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley Foundation has implemented a grant process which

  • Invites local organizations to apply for larger gifts
  • Increases emphasis on our mission of “advancing the status of women,”
  • Provides for greater accountability with regard to how the funds are used.
Community Grants 2019

Lt to rt: Adele Macpherson; Yorleni Sapp from Single Mothers Outreach; Phillip Soloman from Samuel Dixon Family Health Center; Carolyn Olsen from Fostering Youth Independence; Dr. Roche Vermaak from Family Promise and Lois Bauccio.

2019 Community Grant Recipients

This year we received 8 outstanding grant applications with a total request of  over $10,000. The committee had a tough time making their decision.

We are happy to award grants to four outstanding organizations that meet our mission and criteria.


Family Promise for their Emergency Motel Shelter Program, to support women and their children who need to be housed is a motel while they find safe housing.  Dr Roche Vermaak  the executive Director of Family Promise accepted the award.


Fostering Youth Independence (FYI): Their program is for “Dorm supplies and/or professional wardrobe”   To provide financial support needed to furnish a rented room, after a relationship ends and she needs to find her own living space. Funding for professional clothing to empower a young woman to confidently begin her career dressed for success! Carolyn Olsen Executive director of FYI accepted their grant.


Sam Dixon Family Health Centers:  The project is for Radiology services for Low income and Under-insured females This project is for women of all ages whose treatment requires radiology services to diagnose accurately and identify the most appropriate treatment plan. Executive Director Philip Solomon  received their grant.


Single Mothers Outreach: Six Steps of Self Worth.  This new program will guide women through a learning process that will allow them to establish principles tailored to their individual needs and provided  6 sessions, group counselling, group activities and individual therapy and follow up support. Yorleni Sopp, Executive Director  accepted the award for Single Mother’s Outreach.