Our History


The Zonta Foothills Foundation, a nonprofit Colorado corporation, was founded in 2004 to carry out the charitable purposes of Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County. In support of The Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County, the mission of the Foundation is to improve the lives of women, both locally and internationally. The Foundation enlists the Club in its fundraising efforts and makes charitable grants to organizations that qualify as tax exempt organizations under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).


Boulder Country Grant Support

Since its creation in 2006 The Zonta Foothills Foundation has funded organizations that focus on the education, health care, economic sufficiency and safety of women and children. We have funded many Boulder County non-profits including:



Zonta EducateZ

Zonta…Helping “At Risk” Young Women Realize Their Dreams


The Zonta Foothills Foundation believes that our future depends on the education and mentoring of women and young girls. To that end we support Zonta EducateZ in its work to build for that future by supporting at risk girls in Boulder. Our support is through financial management, grant underwriting, and the creation of the Zonta EducateZ Scholarship.  For more information go to www.zontafoothills.org/extrapage.asp?Which=40


Zonta EducateZ Scholarship

We hope to have this scholarship fund endowed by the end of the year 2014 to help at risk girls and women as they pursue post secondary education in any trade school, college, or university. Criteria for this scholarship are under development.


Scholarships to Support the Advancement of Women

The Foundation funds the following scholarships to help women and girls in the secondary education.


Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship    This scholarship program was established in 1990 by Zonta International for women ages 16-19 who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. At the club level the Zonta Foothills Foundation provide funds an award to a local high school woman who is dedicated to volunteerism and advancing the status of women. Our winner is then eligible for consideration at a district and even international level. 



University of Colorado Bev Hackbart Scholarship   Established to honor the dedication of Bev Hackbart, a long-standing club member, this $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to assist in the education of a single parent enrolled at the University of Colorado. Funds are earmarked for tuition, books, and other college-related expenses.  www.zontafoothills.org/extrapage.asp?Which=35

Amelia Earhart Fellowship
     The Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually by Zonta International to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. Each year the Zonta Foothills Foundation contributes funds that support this program. 




International Support of Women


The Zonta Foothills Foundation contributes to international programs through Zonta International, in partnership with more than 1800 Zonta clubs around the world. These programs, implemented in conjunction with various United Nations agencies, include:

·         Promoting safe cities in Guatemala City and San Salvador.

·         Preventing mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS in Rwanda.

·         Reducing obstetric fistula in Liberia.

·         Preventing violence against women in Cambodia, Egypt and Syria.



Zonta Foothills Foundation Goals 2012-13

 For the period June 1, 2012-May 31, 2013 the goals of the Zonta Foothills Foundation are:


·         To support Zonta EducateZ through fund raising, fund management and grant/underwriting solicitation support.

·         Create a separate fund to initiate the Zonta EducateZ scholarship.

·         Act as liaison to all grantors, financial or legal entities, etc.


     Tax Status

The Foundation has been granted tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Donors have the opportunity to contribute to the Foundation to support the Club’s efforts and deduct their contribution to the extent allowed by law.


The Zonta Foothills Foundation is an all volunteer organization with no staffing or facilities overhead therefore all contributions directly benefit women locally and internationally. Donations are deductible as allowable by law. Please check with your accountant.

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Zonta Foothills Foundation
P.O. Box 19964
Boulder, CO 80308-9998