OUR 2017 FINALISTS
Congratulations to our five 2017 finalists! One finalist from each focus area was recommended to the ninety-nine girlfriends membership for a vote. Two $100,000 Impact Award recipients will be selected by a vote of the membership in November. The remaining three finalists will each receive a $17,666 Finalist Award. Thank you to all of the semi-finalists who submitted creative, thoughtful proposals and met with our grant review teams. Thank you also, to the 50 volunteer members serving on our grant review teams for their thoughtful consideration and selection of the finalists.
The five finalist projects are below. Click on the names of the organizations to explore their websites:
ARTS & CULTURE
My Voice Music, Artist Mentorship Program
Metro East Digital Youth Inclusion, Rockwood Digital Inclusion and Youth
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Conserving Portland’s Pollinators
Portland Homeless Family Solutions, Diversion for Homeless Families
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Urban Gleaners, Food First: Fighting Childhood Hunger in Washington County
Members, make sure to RSVP for our Meet the Finalists event on Nov 13th. You will be able to hear about these exciting projects from each of the finalists listed above. Check your email for a link to the evite invitation.