Our Fellows Program

The "Fellows Program" was created to invite young women ages 20-35 to bring diverse voices and perspectives to our collective giving grantmaking. The program is for women in our four-county region who demonstrate a commitment to learning about philanthropy and the needs in the community but who may currently lack the financial resources to join as fully-paid members We welcome women of all ethnic backgrounds to apply. 

Fellows participate as full voting members of ninety-nine girlfriends and are expected to be active on committees or teams that advance our education and grantmaking. We ask for a three year commitment. Through the generosity of program supporters, the membership contribution of $1,100 is partially subsidized at decreasing levels over the three years. Fellows pay $100 in year one, $250 in year two and $500 in year three. 

In our first year we were able to invite three amazing candidates to participate - Cleo, Candace, and Molly.  

Please share this information with potential candidates. Eligible applicants go through an interview process in late spring, participate as full members as of May 10, 2018.  Interested applicants are asked to complete the application and scan it and email it to info@ninetyninegirlfriends.com by 5pm April 16, 2018. We will get back to applicants with additional information about the review and selection timeline.