Our mission is to engage women in local philanthropy and to collectively fund grants to nonprofit initiatives that serve Greenwich, CT. Through 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 to fostering connections among women looking to share and grow their interests in these areas.
Pitch Your Peers Board
Since our inception in 2016, Pitch Your Peers, Inc has funded over $1.5 million in grants to over 40 local non-profits!
Congratulations to our 2022 Grant Recipients
1st Prize- $50,000: Kids in Crisis
Grant Champions: Jessie Clifford, Catalina Cordero, Jen Perez
The Pitch: The funds from Pitch Your Peers will be used to expand upon the new KidTalk program. KidTalk places a full-time Master’s-level mental health counselor at schools, who provides confidential counseling and preventive education to help students navigate personal-, peer-, family-, and school-related issues to avoid reaching crisis points.
2nd Prize- $20,000: Greenwich Alliance for Education
Grant Champions: Gia Burton, Michelle Horgan, Amy Kappelman-Johnson, Sarah Sippel
The Pitch: The Pitch: Through their Reaching Out Grants (ROG) program, the Greenwich Alliance for Education has funded $55,000 of Beyond the Classroom curriculum enrichment programming for all 1st and 2nd grade GPS students for the 2022-2023 school year. PYP funds will be used toward sending EVERY student on the 8th Grade Capstone Washington DC trip. Fundraising efforts to complete this initiative will be going on all year. We hope you’ll join us in giving.
3rd Prize- $10,000: PACS1 Syndrome Research Foundation
The Pitch: Children born with this rare syndrome present with lifelong intellectual disabilities, global delays, epilepsy, autism and language impairment. PACS1 Foundation has already funded over $800,000 in research at various institutions. PYP grant dollars will be allocated towards a specific research project at a top CRO, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), a world-leading research institution specializing in creating disease-specific mouse models and human genomics research
4th Prize- $6,000: Partnership to End Human Trafficking
Grant Champion: Kirby Grabowsky-Lim
The Pitch: PEHT seeks to end the incidence and impact of human trafficking both locally and globally. PYP dollars will go toward increasing the capacity of “The PEHT Shop,” which offers local clients an opportunity for employment and associated training in a trauma-informed environment. The PHET shop sells everything you need for dogs, cats and more.