Grants and Scholarships


Each year, Zonta Club of Olympia grants funds to non-profit organizations in our area whose programs improve women's legal rights, health, education, economic status, end violence against women, and/or enhance women's self-esteem.

Typical grants range from $500 to $3000; and selected organizations are eligible for two years funding.

Congratulations to the following organizations who are receiving funding for 2019-2020:

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County
  • Community Action Council/Monarch Children’s Justice & Advocacy Center
  • Expanding Your Horizons/Annual Spring Event for Middle School Girls
  • Family Support Center of South Sound
  • Pizza Klatch
  • Roof Community Services
  • Senior Services for South Sound
  • South Sound Reading Foundation
  • WSU Extension Thurston County/4-H Youth Development
  • YWCA Olympia

We are also excited to continue support of The Next Right Step Program, which is administered by Family Education and Support Services

Please contact Jan Suess at for questions. Submission instructions are included. In the link.


Zonta Club of Olympia is pleased to invite you to participate in the 2019 Zonta International Jane M. Klausman (JMK) Women in Business Scholarship Program. Women who are pursuing degrees in business leading to a business management career and demonstrating outstanding potential in the field are eligible.

Please review the attached application/link for complete information about this exciting program…including eligibility requirements for women of any age who are enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program to the final year of a Master’s program, application process, and how funds may be used.

The club’s winning applicant will receive $1000 for expenses that support achieving a degree in a business related field; and her application will be submitted to the next level of Zonta for a possible $2000 scholarship if selected. The winner at the district level will move on to Zonta International for a potential $8000 scholarship later this fall.

Our deadline to receive applications either by mail or email as noted in the form is May 25, 2019. Please complete the electronic fill-in form, save separately under your name, and submit along with the requested attachments. If you have any questions, please contact us at


Jan Suess, Service Committee

Zonta Club of Olympia