Beneficiary Program:

Every two years the Zonta Club of Minneapolis selects a new beneficiary organization whose mission and goals align with our own.  Over the two year period the club focuses service and fundraising efforts to benefit the beneficiary.  Our 2012-2014 beneficiary is Breaking Free.

Local Service Projects

Zonta’s primary goals are to serve the community, locally and internationally, and to promote the status of women. To accomplish these goals, members donate their time and talent to local organizations that further the mission of Zonta.  

Past Zonta Minneapolis Supported Programs:

  • Cookie Cart 

  • MN Advocates for Human Rights

  • Way To Grow

  • Courage Center Women's Wheelchair
       Basketball Tournament

  • The Girls Club

  • The Hopkins Project

  • Alternatives for People with Autism

  • WomenVenture

  •  Wings

  •  Faith Lodge

  • White House Project

  • B. Robert Lewis House

  • Sharing and Caring Hands

  • Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

  • The Learning Center for Homeless Families

  • Women in Science and Engineering [WISE]

  • The Watch Program Minnesota Literacy Council


  • Kid's Cafe

  • Romania – Parent/Infant Attachment Program

  • Common Bond

Zonta members (from left) Paula Hoisve, Sue Keirstead, Lorrie Parent with volunteer Allison Keirstead and Breaking Free staff member Joy Frieddman at Sisters of Survival graduation ceremony.

Zonta member Laura Krishnan presenting Alexandra House with $5000 donation.

"We, as Zontians, capitalize on our own individual and personal strengths, draw on the strengths of our broader organization and embed those strengths in the service work we do, within the organizations we impact and in counting our voice as a powerful one to create awareness for the many opportunities that exist to help one or to help many."

Zonta Club of Minneapolis Member Quote

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