Pikes Peak Area Zonta Foundation • District 12 • Area 4 • Club 222
Pikes Peak Area Zonta Foundation 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1), 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)

Articles of IncorporationBy Laws

The Pikes Peak Area Zonta Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, to carry out the charitable objectives of the Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area of El Paso County including the provision of service at the global and local level and to support charitable organizations that advance the charitable objectives of Zonta International Foundation.


2022–2023 Charitable Support


$3,133 • Zonta International – Rose Fund (1/3 of funds raised)

Helping women in developing countries has been a passion of Zontians since the organization was founded in 1919. Today, Zonta’s International Service Program continues to help women in developing countries improve their legal, political, economic, educational and health status. Through funding from the Zonta International Foundation, the Program has provided training, education, health, sanitation, agricultural and micro-credit assistance to women, primarily through projects implemented by the agencies of the United Nations and other recognized nongovernmental organizations. The Rose Fund allocates funds where needed to fully fund the International Projects and Scholarships.

  • During the 2022-2024 Biennium, four projects are being supported by the Rose Fund:

1. Adolescent Girls’ Health and Protection in Peru: We are responding to the health needs of adolescents – especially girls – in a timely manner and preventing violence in schools in Peru.

2. Engaging Girls on Climate Change in Madagascar: We are enabling children, particularly girls, to learn in a safe and inclusive environment and empowering them to take actions to build climate-resilient communities.

3. Strengthening Response to GBV Survivors in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste: We are ensuring that all women and girls in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste live life free from violence and providing quality services to those who experience violence.

4. Ending Child Marriage: We are protecting the rights of millions of vulnerable girls and putting an end to this global violation of human rights in 12 countries in Africa and Asia.

$1,000 • Trampled Rose

The Trampled Rose mission is to keep girls in school in Ethiopia by providing housing, food, health care, school supplies, menstrual care supplies and uniforms. Girls + Education = Hope for the Future. This year 373 girls are being supported. Begun by a local woman, Becky Kiser, in 2003 the organization has now helped 6,500 young women. Zonta members have participated financially and some have traveled to Ethiopia to see the program in operation and help with efforts.

International Total: $4,133.00

Local Zonta Initiatives:

$1,000 • Zonta Scholar (Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment – KPWE)

The Zonta Scholar Program provides scholarship funding and mentoring support to a non-traditional woman student (age 25 or older) as she pursues a college degree through UCCS. These talented and deserving women are overcoming challenges with the help of supportive mentors, enrichment activities designed to meet their unique needs, and financial support to allow them to focus on their academic lives. Read more at UCCS/kpwe.

Total Local Zonta Initiatives: $1,000

Local Nonprofits:

$1,000 • Leadership Pikes Peak – Women’s Community Leadership Initiative

The Women’s Community Leadership Initiative (WCLI) offers up to 30 women the chance to unlock their potential to make a difference through knowing their community better, meeting community leaders and understanding local channels of decision making, and practicing and refining their own leadership skills. WCLI is open to women of diverse backgrounds and is offered from January to June with tuition covered by the program. More information is available at

$1,000 • Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado

The mission of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado is to build a collaboration of organizations and individuals to reduce human suffering caused by human trafficking, through advocacy, awareness, rehabilitation, and services for survivors. Founded in 2008, the Task Force has strong ties to our club (and actually grew out of it!). We are excited to continue to support their efforts. Read more about them at:

$1,000 • Fostering Hope (from Shannon Rowan Memorial Fund [SRMF])

Fostering Hope exists to bring a community together to provide hope and support to the local foster care system. We believe that these are not the government’s children, but they are our children, and we as a community have the responsibility to care for them. Though children in foster care come from hard places, we, as an organization, refuse to believe that they are destined for a life of chaos and pain. More information is available at:

$1,500 • Haseya

Haseya Advocate Program of Colorado Springs works to address violence against Native survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Haseya’s vision is that every American Indian/Alaska Native woman will be treated with respect, honored as a sacred being, and have a safe and peaceful life.

$500 • Women Partnering

Women Partnering is a network of women from diverse backgrounds who respond to the unmet needs of financially vulnerable women and children in the Colorado Springs area. web site

Local Nonprofits & Scholarship Total: $5,000

Total Disbursement $10,133

Form 990 available on request – webmaster

Foundation Board Members

The Zonta Club of Pikes Peak Area is committed to the equality of all. The Zonta Club of Pikes Peak Area does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation.