Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley Community Grants
Some local Non-Profits that have received grants include:
- Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club
- Sam Dixon Family Health Center
- Domestic Violence Center/Child and Family Center
- Carousel Ranch
- WiSH Foundation
- Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center
- College of the Canyons
- Single Mothers Outreach
- Fostering Youth Independence
- Family Promise
- SCV Youth Project
- Northeast Valley Health Corporation
- Circle of Hope
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.
Since 2011 the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley has awarded over $61,000 to 14 local organizations.
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.
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley improves the lives of women and girls in our community. Help us empower women and girls locally through service and advocacy!
Each year our club awards local non-profit(s) that share a mission focus with Zonta with a Community Grant. Organizations must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible for consideration:
- Use the money for direct services only and not administration
- Ensure the proposed project provides services to residents of the Santa Clarita Valley
- Be a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3)
- Have a non-discrimination policy or an organizational philosophy of non-discrimination
- Have a Board of Directors made up of volunteers, who meet at least quarterly and have a minimum of four members.
2022 Community Grants Award winners announced
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley held their annual Community Grants Award Night on May 23, 2022. Each year our club awards local non-profits that share a mission focus with Zonta with a Community Grant.
This year we are pleased to announce that we were able to award 5 grants to the following organizations.
Child and Family Center: Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence with Basic Needs
This project will provide 50 Welcome Bags for women arriving at their shelter. The bags will include pajamas, slippers, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash, underwear and socks.
Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley: Shelter for Homeless Women and Children
This project will assist to shelter homeless mothers and children in motels while they seek housing and longer term assistance. These emergency motel stays will be from 1 to 14 days. They will also receive food, supplies or clothing based on their needs. The proposed outcome is supporting homeless mothers, children, and pregnant women by sheltering them while addressing short term and long term solutions to find employment, child care, social services, benefits and housing.
Fostering Youth Independence: Ready Set Drive.
This project will improve the lives of young women, as well as men, by helping them obtain their driver's licenses and acquire automobile insurance. This program will help ten Foster Youth become responsible drivers by providing study sessions, payment of DMV Fees, Driver's Training Classes (behind the wheel training) and workshops on the basics of auto insurance and assistance with obtaining policies when the youth acquires a car, including paying the deposit on a six month policy.
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center: 3D Mammogram Screenings
This project will provide 3D Mammograms screenings to low income and uninsured women. Each mammogram*** is a cost of $35.00 The referrals will be generated by their medical providers for the targeted patient group who are in need of 3D mammogram screenings. The referrals are monitored and managed by Samuel Dixon's Case Management Department.
Single Mother's Outreach: Therapy Dance
Therapy Dance is a program built upon mental health services in a creative manner, using dance as a mechanism for age appropriate mental health care and ensuring that it ties back to more traditional group and individual counseling. There will be two classes of 12 students each. They will participate in bi-weekly classes of one hour for 12 months.
For for information on our Community Grants please contact us at [email protected]