Congratulations to our five 2018 finalists!   One finalist from each focus area was recommended to the ninety-nine girlfriends membership for a vote. Three $100,000 Impact Award recipients will be selected from this group by a vote of the membership in November. The remaining two finalists will each receive a $20,000 Finalist Award. 

This year we will be making five additional grants of $12,200 each, one for each focus area. Click here for the Core Mission nominees.

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 60 volunteer members serving on our grant review teams and our finance review team for their thoughtful consideration and selection of the finalists. 

The five finalist organizations and project names are below. Click on the names of the organizations to explore their websites. 


August Wilson Red Door Project, Evolve: Using Theatre to Impact Public Safety in the City of Portland


KairosPDX, Transformational Education for Tomorrow’s Leaders


Bark, Climate Change and Beavers - Worth a Dam!


Red Lodge Transition Services, Healing the Sacred Hoop


Cascade AIDS Project, LGBTQ+ Mental Health Program at Prism Health

Ninety-nine girlfriends members, make sure to RSVP for our Meet the Finalists event on Nov 14th. Doors open at 5:30pm. You will hear about these exciting projects from each of the finalists listed above. This event is one of the highlights of the year. Come ready to learn and be inspired by these community leaders. Check your email for a link to the evite invitation.  If you did not receive an evite, email Eileen at eileen@journey21.com. This is a Members Only event.