Our Mission

Our mission is to engage women in philanthropy and to collectively fund grants to charitable initiatives that serve the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut. The goal is to identify unmet needs in the community and provide grants worthy of impactful change to Greenwich for not for profits.  We are committed to promoting volunteerism by exposing our Membership to many local worthwhile charities.  We help our Members become more educated and informed about philanthropic choices and meet like-minded women who share their interests.

2019 Grant Champions and Their Causes

1st Prize of a $50,000 Grant went to Team Family Centers


The PYP Grant Champions: Melissa Denis, Melissa Nisenson, Lauren Schweibold

The Pitch:  Greenwich Empowering local Children, Adults, Families, and Communities to Realize Their Potential through a strong multi-disciplinary approach, seeking funding for the Windrose School project at Greenwich High School.

2nd Prize of a $19,000 Grant went to Team Swim Across America- Fairfield County


The PYP Grant Champions: Nancy Carr & Sarah Sippel

The Pitch:  For life saving cancer research and clinical trials, including support for underfunded pediatric cancer research. SAA-FC’s beneficiary, Stephen Gottschalk, MD, chair of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, is exploring cancer gene therapy to attack pediatric sarcoma.

3rd Prize of a $2000 Grant went to First Tee of CT


The PYP Grant Champions: Karen Hopp, Dara Johnson, Kirby Grabowski Lim

The Pitch:  Providing foundational funding for this program in Greenwich, which will help build character and life skills for children that participate in partnership with Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich.


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!

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.
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