Grants to be awarded in 2019
In 2019, we are proud to say we have 480 members and 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. The Impact Award is our signature award and our grant making focus.
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 $20,000 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
TOTAL COMMUNITY IMPACT: $1,271,000