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

EDUCATION

Metro East Digital Youth Inclusion, Rockwood Digital Inclusion and Youth

ENVIRONMENT

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Conserving Portland’s Pollinators

FAMILY/HUMAN SERVICES

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.