Our Mission

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!

Testimonials

Not only did pitching for my organization educate the PYP membership about it, but preparing to pitch also gave me the opportunity to dig deeper into my organization, learning more about its needs and its work. Putting in that work to learn more made me an even more...

This is a fabulous way to meet like-minded individuals while making a difference in our community. The leaders make this journey fun and easy!

Joining Pitch Your Peers has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my life in Riverside. PYP is an organization of remarkable women, who truly care about the Greenwich community, commit time, money and resources to help those in need.

The value of pitching a charity to peers goes well beyond winning the monetary award - we brought attention and awareness to their cause, generated interest in their activities, and gave feedback, ideas and connections to people-power to help my charity reach their...

PYP gave me the opportunity to share a passion of mine with a group of women with different interests and backgrounds. Not only did I get the experience of pitching, but I was able to extend my reach in a very efficient (and fun!) way.

I feel like I have less and less time, and PYP is a great way to combine being with talented, interesting, like-minded people, and also doing something great for a charity in our community. Combining funds really allows our members to make a big impact on a local...
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