Zonta of The Southern Black Hills Seeks Grant Applications From Community Organizations

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Custer, SD – July 28, 2016 – Zonta of the Southern Black Hills is asking to hear from local community organizations in need of funds.

Every year, Zonta of the Southern Black Hills donates to a number of local organizations, all benefiting women in the community, with proceeds from the chapter’s monthly planner and Custer business telephone directory. In the past, organizations such as Women Escaping A Violent Environment, the Storehouse, Mammo or Bust, the Custer Library, the Hermosa American Legion’s Girls State program and Girls In Science have all received a donation from the Zonta chapter. Over $60,000 has been given away in Zonta’s 21 year history to organizations and groups benefiting women in the community.

However, this year, the chapter will receive grant applications.

“In the past, we had granted funds through applications, as well as selected organizations and groups that we think deserve funds to continue with their mission,” said Carrie Moore, Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills president. “This year, we look forward to continuing the process of granting a number of groups and organizations with a donation to help with their mission based on their application. Now we can include organizations our club is not aware of.”

Organizations, groups and people who wish to receive a grant should submit a short request detailing the organization and its projects, as well as the amount of funds needed to fulfill the project(s) and how the organization/project benefits women in the Custer and Southern Black Hills community.

All submissions must benefit women, which coincides with Zonta’s mission to empower and help women. Proceeds from the fundraiser are open to organizations in the Southern Black Hills, including Custer, Hermosa, Hill City, Keystone, Hot Springs and Edgemont.
Requests may be emailed to southernblackhillszonta@gmail.com or mailed to P.O. Box 28 Custer, S.D., 57730. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Aug. 31. Members of Zonta of the Southern Black Hills’ service dollar committee will look over the submissions and alert the organization of their selection, with funds to be given away at the end of September.

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