Congratulations to our 2017 semi-finalists!  Fifty member volunteers participating on five grant review teams reviewed 153 Letters of Intent. The members used our guiding principles and selected the following 15 organizations as semi-finalists. Click on the organization title to explore the semi-finalist's website. 

Arts & Culture

My Voice MusicArtist Mentorship Program

CoHo Productions, Art Access Initiative

Write Around Portland, Writing for Social Change


Ecotrust, Green Workforce Collaborative

Tualatin RiverkeepersCreating new voices for water justice in the Tualatin River Watershed

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Conserving Portland's Pollinators

Health & Wellness

Dental Foundation of OregonThe Tooth Taxi

Friends of Zenger Farm, CSA Partnerships for Health Expansion

Urban Gleaners, Food First: Fighting Childhood Hunger in Washington County


Mercy Corps Northwest, L.I.F.E. (Lifelong Information For Entrepreneurs) Program

MetroEast Community Media, Rockwood Digital Inclusion & Youth

Oregon BRAVO Youth Orchestras, BRAVO Clarendon Expansion

Family/Human Services

Black Parent Initiative, Pre-Birth through First 1000 Days Initiative

Call to Safety, Reach from Stability

Portland Homeless Family Solutions, Diversion for Homeless Families

One project from each focus area will be chosen in November to present to the 2017 ninety-nine girlfriends membership for a vote. Thanks to our 253 girlfriends this year, $253,000 will be awarded in 2017. Of the five finalists, two will receive $100,000 Impact Awards and three will receive $17,666 Finalist Awards.  The next step for the semi-finalists is to complete a Request for Proposal (RFP) by Sept 25th. Instructions have been emailed to all semi-finalists. If your organization is on this list and did not receive an email, contact Eileen at eileen@journey21.com. Thank you to all who applied this year. We are honored to be working to help advance these meaningful projects. 

Semi-finalists, please click here to download the Full Proposal Application due Sept 25th at noon.