Our mission is to engage women in philanthropy and to collectively fund grants to nonprofit initiatives that serve the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut. Trough our internal pitch process, our members educate their peers about unmet needs in the community by championing the causes about which they are most passionate. Pitch Your Peers is committed to promoting volunteerism, informed philanthropy, and collaborative giving, as well as fostering connections among women looking to share and grow their interests in these areas.
2020 Grant Champions and Their Causes
1st Prize of a $45,000 Grant went to YWCA Domestic Abuse Programs
The PYP Grant Champions: Emily Goodman and Manon DeFelice
The Pitch: Providing vital funds to respond to major uptick in need over quarantine to critical YWCA Domestic Abuse Services.
For more information visit: https://ywcagreenwich.org/
2nd Prize of a $20,000 Grant went to PACS1 Research Foundation
The PYP Grant Champions: Taruna Reddy and Monica Huang
The Pitch: Funding the PACS1 lab and continuing promising new research that could help unlock clues to curing many rare (and underfunded) diseases.
For more information visit: https://www.pacs1foundation.org/
3rd Prize of a $6,000 Grant went to Girls With Impact
The PYP Grant Champions: Gia Burton, Courtney Murphy and Kerry Murphy
The Pitch: Underwriting costs for girls in need in Greenwich to attend the GWI high-value on-line Entrepreneurship Academy
For more information visit: https://www.girlswithimpact.org/
4th Prize of a $1,000 Grant went to Special Education Legal Fund
The PYP Grant Champion: Ulrika Drinkall
The Pitch: Giving targeted support for Greenwich families in need of legal assistance and advocacy for their special needs children
For more information visit: https://spedlegalfund.org/
Congrats to all our Grant Champions…because they stopped APOLOGIZING and started PITCHING all these terrific local charities received the valuable attention of our membership!