Congratulations to our 2018 semi-finalists!  

The Grants Steering Committee and the members of the 2018 Grant Review Teams are delighted to announce that we’ve chosen 20 semi-finalists from among the 140+ letters of interest that ninety-nine girlfriends received at the end of June. Click on the organization title below to explore the semi-finalist's website. 

ARTS & CULTURE

EDUCATION & LIFELONG LEARNING

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

FAMILY & HUMAN SERVICES

HEALTH & WELLNESS

What’s next for these promising projects? We’ll invite each of the 20 semi-finalists to submit an 8 to 10 page proposal describing their $100,000 idea by October 8. Five finalists will be chosen, one from each focus area, to present to the membership for a vote. Three of the finalists will each receive $100,000. The other two will each receive $20,000. In addition, we will be presenting “runner-up” (core mission) grants to five of the semi-finalists that were not chosen as finalists. For further information on the 2018 awards ninety-nine girlfriends will be making, click here.