Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley Community Grants

We are so grateful for our collaborations with local non-profit organizations over the last 13 years through our Community Grants program.

Unfortunately, for our 2023-2024 year, we have made the difficult decision to put our Community Grants program on hold.

We will continue to be in support of local non-profit organization projects that will improve the lives of women and girls.  If you are a non-profit organization that would like to partner with us in building a better world for women and girls, please reach out to us at president@scvzonta.org to discuss.

We thank you for your continued support!

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
  • AAUW
  • 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 2010 the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley has awarded over $73,000 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.

Community Grant Awardees Announced for 2023

Carousel Ranch – Ready to Work!

Lt to rt: Nicole Miller, Cathy Gundy presenting award to Carousel Ranch

Carousel Ranch’s Ready to Work (RTW) program is changing equity barriers by preparing young people with disabilities to successfully compete for jobs through work-readiness skills building, access post- secondary vocational training, paid internships and supported employment that includes training employers how to work with their new and differently- abled employee for the best possible mutually beneficial outcomes. RTW graduates have the opportunity to improve their own lives, as well as contribute to a society that needs a diverse, well-trained and eager workforce.

The Zonta Ready to Work! Scholarships will be awarded to young women who have a desire to acquire the skills needed to pursue paid employment. This places them on a path that their families had typically given up on and that they themselves may have been discouraged for dreaming of. We KNOW that the young women we serve are more than capable of applying for, interviewing for, securing and retaining paid employment. Those in the program who have achieved these goals serve as models for those who come after, creating a culture of program expectation and achievement that now characterize Ready to Work. www.carouselranch.org

Circle of Hope – Empowering Women with Cancer Comfort Bags

Lt to Rt: Nicole Miller, Zonta Club President, Circle of Hope board members and Cathy Gundy (second from right), chair of Zonta Community Grants Committee

The goal of Empowering Women with Cancer Comfort Bags is to give women the help they need by providing comfort in knowing that other care about them and their health.  Having this comfort and sense of care helps women in taking control of their cancer diagnosis. The bags help women keep their self-esteem, relieve anxiety, and promote good mental health by providing them with comfort bags filled with items they will need when they go in for cancer treatments along with self-care items to relieve stress and anxiety. These bags are designed to hold all the necessary items for the day and are easy to carry and store their belongings while at their treatment.  The bags would include items to help them stary warm with blankets and cozy socks, insulated lunch bags since chemo treatments can last 6-8 hours, skin care products made to help skin irritations due to chemo and radiation, journals to document their treatments, medical device and their cancer journey, aromatherapy items, self-help and inspirational books, gift cards, and other items that would be helpful to their emotional and physical healing and wellbeing.  Bags will also include additional resource that they many need to find useful navigating through a cancer diagnosis. www.circleofhopeinc.org 



Family Promise – Shelter Homeless Women and Children

Family Promise board member Monica Holmes receiving their award

Family Promise supports mothers with children and pregnant women by sheltering them in motels and in our interim house to address their immediate homelessness while we address short and long-term solutions to find employment, childcare, social services and benefits, and housing.

Family Promise of SCV has served over 1,000 SCV families since June 2011.  They have also helped countless clients find employment and/or long-term housing and referred them to partner and government agencies for further assistance.

Families will be housed for 1-3 months while Family Promise pays for all of their expenses.  Assistance will also be given to help find employment. Families will have weekly case management and assist families to save money and will assist them in finding permanent housing. www.familypromisescv.org

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.


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