Thank you for your interest in ninety-nine girlfriends' Impact Awards. In 2019, we're delighted to be able to offer five Impact Awards of $100,000 each. This is the first year since our 2016 launch that we’ll be able to make a big grant in each of our five focus areas! (Please note that, to make this exciting opportunity possible, we will not make Finalist Awards or smaller grants this year.) Read more about our guiding principles and focus areas here.

The first stage in our process is a Letter of Interest (LOI). The form and instructions are available at this link.  Note that the application includes a Google Form that you will need to complete in one sitting. You can print this PDF for your reference.

The deadline to submit an LOI, which includes a two-page narrative about your proposed project, is Friday, June 24 at 5:00 pm PDT.

We are offering three community information sessions on Wednesday, May 29 for potential applicants who want to learn more. However, these sessions are FULL AS OF 5/21. All sessions are at the Northwest Health Foundation/Center for Philanthropy, 221 NW Second Avenue, in Portland. Each session will have the same content, and we’ll post the slides on our web site by May 31. We’ve added one additional short session, and may also add a virtual option. Please add your name here and let us know your preference for (1) the new 1:45 pm session; (2) the wait list for the 9:30 am or 12:00 noon session; or (3) a virtual video call option.

Please check out our eligibility criteria before registering for a session to be sure you are eligible for an Impact Award. If you’re unsure after reading the criteria, that page also includes a link that allows you to contact us for clarification.

Have a question that’s not answered here? Please write to Thanks again, and good luck!