Congratulations to our fifteen 2017 semi-finalists! Thank you to all who submitted such inspiring, caring, impactful ideas for consideration. Thank you also, to the volunteer members serving on our grant review teams for their thoughtful consideration and selection of the semi-finalists.  Three semi-finalists from each focus area were selected to submit a full proposal.

One Finalist from each focus area (a total of five finalists) will be selected by our grant review teams by Nov 4th.  The entire membership will then vote to select two $100,000 Impact Award recipients. The remaining Finalists will each receive a $17,666 Finalist Award. The full list of semi-finalists can be viewed here.  Download the Full Proposal application below. 

Key dates for semi-finalists

  • Aug 29, 11:00-12:30pm. Information session on filling out the Full Proposal presented for all semi-finalists at NW Health Foundation, 221 NW 2nd Ave, Portland. The slides for this session are here.

  • Sept 25, noon: Full Proposals are due to grantscommittee@ninetyninegirlfriends.com. 

  • Oct: All Full Proposals will be read by a grant review team. There will be a financial review by our financial review team and a site visit by the grant review team as well. Your grant review team leader will schedule a 90-minute site visit and interview with your organization in October.

  • Nov 6: The five Finalists   (one from each of the five Focus Areas) are selected and announced.

  • Nov 13, 5:00-7:00pm: Meet the Finalists at the Old Church. Finalists present their projects to ninety-nine girlfriends members.

  •  Nov 13-21: Ninety-nine girlfriends members vote (electronically) on the five finalists. 

  •  Dec 6, 6pm:  Celebration Event to announce Impact Award recipients.

Start Your Full Proposal Now

Download the Full Proposal Application below.  Please answer the seven questions to help our grant review team members understand the details of your organization and your project. Provide the requested supporting documents and assurances. Grant review will be reading for transformative ideas with very specific workplans and budgets. Tell us your story! Note that the link below reflects the discussions at the RFP information session.