Chosen as a grant recipient for its shared commitment to advance the status of women in our community, the YWCA will use the grant, which will be distributed over a three year period, to continue to provide their very successful Job Club which enables clients to gain expertise by hearing presentations on valuable career strategies and is an opportunity to talk and learn from others who are also job searching. This program will provide support for 330 women for the next three years.
In addition to providing $5,000 a year for three years, members of Zonta Club of Billings will worked with the YWCA’s Job Club by developing and facilitating workshops with topics such as networking, job search strategies, job retention, interviewing, and developing communication skills.
Zonta Club of Billings is pleased to announce a grant program for local nonprofit organizations that benefit women in our community.
Zonta Club of Billings is committed to award up to $5,000 to support a program or project that aligns with the Zonta Club of Billings criteria. The supported program must:
Advance women in one of the following areas: Educational, Legal, Political, Economical/Financial, Health/Safety and Occupational/Vocational/Professional or prevents and fights violence against women and girls.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit a ONE PAGE Letter of Interest (LOI) by June 1, 2017. LOI's should be mailed to Zonta Club of Billings, Attn: Precious McKenzie, PO Box 1064, Billings, MT 59103, or emailed to [email protected]. LOI's should include the following information:
Questions? Email [email protected]
Previous Grant Winners
MSUB Women's and Gender Studies
Billing's Symphony Orchestra & Chorale- Guitar Grants for Women's Prison Lessons
Friendship House of Christian Service
Passages- Alternative's Inc
Angela's Piazza: Drop-in Center for Women
Audubon Conservation Education Center
Center for Children and Families
Dress for Success
Family Tree Center
Montana Rescue Mission
Montana Womens Prison
Montana Women Vote
Yellowstone AIDS Project
Young Families Early Head Start
2018 Young Women in Public Affairs Award
$1000 award honors young women 16-19 who demonstrate a commitment to
leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. Applications locally are due by March 1st, 2018 The local winner is advanced to District 12 for possible selection as
the District winner, an additional $1,000 award. From the District
winners, ten international winners receive an additional $4,000.
Pictured above- past winner Annalese Warner with children she worked with in Africa. Annalese is also the proud recipient of a past Zonta District 12 award.
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
This annual scholarship is awarded to women pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree in business management. An applicant must be in at least the second year of undergraduate studies to qualify for the award. The Zonta Club of Billings award is $1,000, and the winner advances to the District level, where the winner is awarded $1,000 and advances to International consideration, where twelve winners receive $7,000 each. The application is available in January at www.zonta.org, and the local club deadline is June 15th.
Download the JMK Scholarship application here
Past winner, Bridgette Henklemann (right) with Scholarship Chair Jolene Reick (left).