GREENWICH, Conn. — Greenwich’s Pitch Your Peers — an innovative new organization focused on hyper-local philanthropy — held its launch event Thursday, Feb. 25, at Putnam & Vine, just off Greenwich Avenue.
“To date, 35 women have accepted an invitation to join PYP to fund a transformative grant to give to one local Greenwich charity,” said founder Nina Lindia.
In contrast to other grant-funding organizations, PYP has no external request for proposal process. Instead, members pay $1,000 annual dues, which fund the single annual $25,000 grant. The members then pitch and educate their peers on deserving local causes, and the entire membership evaluates the proposed recipients and votes.