Dear girlfriends,

We are thrilled to announce that, for the first time in our history, we will be able to give FIVE $100,000 Impact Awards, one in each of our focus areas.

In 2019, we are proud to say we have 481 members!! This includes 8 wonderful Fellows. Simply Amazing. 

Here’s the math: We have 481 members this year! In recent years, many of our members have secured employer and other matches for their contributions to support ninety-nine girlfriends. Special thanks to our members (and their partners) from Nike, Intel, Cambia, Brighton Jones and Meyer Memorial Trust who chose to direct their matching funds to ninety-nine girlfriends. We are very grateful to all of you!

As a result, we are able to add $19,000 to the $481,000 in individual girlfriend pledges for a total of $500,000 in awards this year. We will have FIVE Impact Awards of $100,000 each! 481 women will be voting on 10 finalists referred from our grant review teams, two from each focus area. 

Below is more exciting math. We’ve surpassed the $1,000,000 mark! 

Year 1 - $117,000 in awards
Year 2 - $253,000 in awards
Year 3 - $401,000 in awards
Year 4 - $500,000 in awards

This is all because of our collective effort. Your individual contribution has leveraged meaningful impact and transformation in our community. Can you believe you (or your sponsor) contributed $1,100 and ended up creating $500,000 to share with this year's Impact Award winners—who will become our grantee partners?!

Believe it. We did it! This promises to be a very exciting year of giving and learning. As Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much."

Your 2019 ninety-nine girlfriends Coordinating Council,
Deborah, Jinx, Pip, Tammy, Jude, Holly, Erin and Eileen

PS: You will be emailed the announcement for our grantmaking awards on or about May 22nd so you can forward it to any nonprofit community leader that you think may be interested in applying. Check here for nonprofit eligibility requirements