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Zonta taking grant applications from area non-profits

By Staff | Jul 2, 2020

The Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, the non-profit arm of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, is seeking applications from non-profits in Lee County and Southwest Florida for its 2021 grants.

To streamline and simplify the process, there will be just a single application this year.

The grant cycle begins now, with distribution of grants in January.

The applications will be screened and move forward based on certain criteria.

Applicants are asked to note the following:

– Since Zonta is non-sectarian, applications from organizations with a faith-based or religious connection are not eligible.

– Submitting an application does not ensure that the organization will automatically receive funding.

– Successful applicants will be expected to work collaboratively as needed with a liaison from Zonta.

The mission of Zonta International is to empower women and girls through service, advocacy and funding. Zonta focuses on education, economic self-sufficiency, safety and health for women and girls. Successful applications will be based in one or more of these aspects of empowering women; they will also be specific, with measurable outcomes.

“We anticipate that this year there will be even more local need due to COVID-19 and we will have some tough decisions to make in our awards,” grants co-chair Pam Eccles said. “We encourage past grant recipients to build upon their successes and work together when possible.”

The deadline for completed applications is Sept. 15.

For preliminary applications that meet the identified criteria, a final detailed application will be distributed at the beginning of October, with a submission deadline of Oct. 25.

To download an application, visit www.zontasancap.com.

Email the completed application to info@zontasancap.com, as well as to Grants Committee Co-chairs Marianne Ravenna at groovybowl@gmail.com and Pam Eccles at pam901@aol.com.