Service & Advocacy

2020 Service Fund Applications

Information and applications will be released January 2020

Take Back the Night 2019

Zonta St. Cloud members participated in a successful the Take Back the Night Event on September 26, 2019.  We advocated for the end of violence toward women.  On display were chairs to honor victims of domestic violence this year.  14 victims of domestic violence were highlighted in a touching display created by our Zonta members.

Zonta Club of St. Cloud 2018 Grant Awards

AAUW - Tech Savvy Project

Anna Marie's Alliance - Programs for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MN- Mentorship Program for Girls

Boys and Girls Club of Central MN - SMART Prevention Program

Girl Scouts of MN & WI - Leadership Program for Girls

Journey Home - Family Unity Events

St. Cloud Police Department - Youth Leadership Academy

Sexual Assault Center - Victims of Sex Trafficking

Terebinth Refuge -  Shelter for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Zonta International Foundation

Total Grants Made $26,825

2018 Award Recipients

Zonta's Annual Meeting - May 2018

On April 3, 2018, The Mask (of rape culture) Project was held on St. Cloud State University's campus.  A joint effort between the Zonta Club of St. Cloud, SCSU's Women's Center and the Central MN Sexual Assault Center, brought students together to engage in dialogue about rape and sexual assault and the stigma victims face in today's culture. 

On April 3, 2018, The Mask (of rape culture) Project was held on St. Cloud State University's campus.  A joint effort between the Zonta Club of St. Cloud, SCSU's Women's Center and the Central MN Sexual Assault Center, brought students together to engage in dialogue about rape and sexual assault and the stigma victims face in today's culture. 

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Luncheon

The Luncheon included speaker Senior U.S. District Court Judge Ann D. Montgomery who shared her legal background and the importance of having qualified judges on the bench.  Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid St. Cloud's office serves the civil legal needs of the area's most vulnerable residents-people with low incomes, seniors and the women supported by Zonta.  Legal Aid provides legal advice and representation to thousands to help meet basic needs for safety, shelter, health care, income through government assistance, and senior law. We also heard from one of the many clients served by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid who received services to get out of an abusive relationship.

Local Organizations Zonta Club of St. Cloud Supports

Anna Marie's Alliance Web site


Zonta St. Cloud is proud to advocate for and support Anna Marie's Alliance, a private non-profit corporation dedicated to providing safe shelter, support, and referral services for battered women and their children. The Alliance also works with the community on systems change and violence prevention.

Anna Marie's has sheltered over 14,300 battered women and their children since 1979—more than 8,220 of these were children.

Journey Home Halfway House for Women


Zonta St. Cloud is proud to advocate for and support Journey Home, a residential facility providing primary chemical dependency programming and housing for chemically dependent women and their children. It is a structured, recovery-focused setting for women ages 16 and older who are referred after the completion of primary chemical dependency treatment. 

Advocacy Day 2017

On June 2, 2017 Zontians from all districts went to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. for the first time to advocate for women's rights.  Zontians met with legislators about the Equal Rights Amendment ratification bills and the Campus Accountability and Safety Act.  It was an amazing event.  Participating from our St. Cloud Club were Debra Kellerman and Susan Voeltz (not pictured).

Zonta District 7 Members are reading selections from The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights.  The book is available for purchase from the publisher, Seven Stories Press.

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