Our Fellows Program

The Fellows Program was created in 2017 to invite young women ages 20-35 to bring diverse voices and perspectives to our collective-giving grantmaking. The program is for women in our four-county region who demonstrate a commitment to learning about philanthropy and the needs in the community, but who may currently lack the financial resources to join as self-paid members. We encourage women of all ethnic backgrounds to apply. 

Fellows participate as full voting members of ninety-nine girlfriends and are expected to be active in ways that advance our education and grantmaking. Fellows also select an annual engagement activity that advances their own learning and the work of our collective-giving circle. We ask for a three-year commitment to this program. Through the generosity of program supporters, the membership contribution of $1,100 is partially subsidized at decreasing levels over the three years. Fellows pay $100 in year one, $250 in year two, and $500 in year three. 

Fellows also have the opportunity to be matched with a mentor from ninety-nine girlfriends each of the three years, creating an opportunity to develop one-on-one connections with multiple members who can provide helpful information about ninety-nine girlfriends, the community, and beyond.

Click here to download the application for the 2019 Fellows Program. Applications are due by noon on March 5, 2019.