What is Zonta – What We Do

Zonta is an International Membership Organization 
 Building a Better World for Women and Girls:
 Empowering Women Through Service and Advocacy

Zonta is a non-partisan, non- religious organization.  Zonta Clubs are found across the USA, and worldwide, and virtually. Members work together on projects and advocacy to improve the lives of women, locally, nationally and internationally. Zonta is a Consultative member of the UN, active in policies and work that improve women’s lives.  We provide scholarships for women and girls, and we support International and local service projects. 

The USA is a Zonta Country

(A Zonta country is a country or nation that has a chartered Zonta club within its borders.)


The United States is where Zonta Was Founded in 1919, the USA has more than 300 Zonta clubs in 46 States.  


Zonta clubs are chartered by Zonta International, and abide by the mission and rules of Zonta in building a better world for women and Girls.  There are thousands of Zonta Clubs in more than 60 countries, and the number is growing constantly. 

Find a Local Club

To find a Zonta club near you, a list of Zonta Countries and a club locator is at the Zonta.org Locate a Club page.  Zonta has special consultative status with the UN, and promotes equality through funding projects throughout the world. 

Z-Clubs are Zonta sponsored high school clubs, located around the world.  Golden Z-Clubs are College level clubs.  Z-clubs and Golden Z clubs share the same mission as Zonta, Empowering women through Service and Advocacy.

Scholarships and Fellowships

If you are looking to apply for one of Zonta’s many international or local scholarships, you apply with your nearest club. 


Zonta International’s Programs,

Member led and supported.

About the Zonta USA Caucus

Resources, Articles, News and Updates

ZontaUSA Feb 2024 Advocacy Bulletin

Updated information about: Ending Child Marriage UNCSW Equal Rights Amendment Violence Agains Women Climate Action [...]

Materials to Print and Share on Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Awareness Materials. Download or request and share at your next Zonta Club meeting.

COP 28 Climate Conference: Key Takeaways

What happened at COP28? Here are some takeaways, focusing on Collaboration, Public and Private Partnerships, [...]

Severe Winter Weather – What Can Zontians Do to Make a Difference?

 After the November Think Tank Zonta USA Caucus Think Tank presentation recap:Severe Winter Weather – [...]

COP28 signals new Agreements

COP28 Agreement Signals “Beginning of the End” of the Fossil Fuel Era COP28 closed today [...]

Sign 4 ERA Petition

Support the Equal Rights Amendment! Sign4ERA.org What the Petition Says: I strongly support the Equal [...]

Equal Pay Day for Native Women

The USA Caucus of Zonta International, representing over 8000 members in the US, has issued [...]

End Child Marriage in WA Chain-in Press Event in Olympia

Please RSVP by Dec 15th Child marriage is an urgent problem in Washington. Dangerous legal [...]

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