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.
Since our inception in 2016, Pitch Your Peers, Inc has funded over $2 million in grants to over 50 local non-profits!
Congratulations to our 2023 Grant Recipients
1st Place Grant – $60,000
Coffee for Good
The Grant Champion: Bibi Clarke
The Pitch: Coffee for Good is unique in that they are the only dedicated training platform in Fairfield County that provides paid training to young adults with developmental disabilities. The PYP grant will fund a project, Careers for Good – Job Developer, that will leverage Coffee for Good’s accomplishments to date and focus on the transition of its trainees to permanent positions within the community.
2nd Place Grant – $30,000
The Grant Champion: Chelsey Altomaro
The Pitch: Reach Prep’s mission is to provide access to transformational educational experiences that empower underserved, high-achieving students to graduate from top colleges and emerge as the next generation of leaders. They do this by preparing students for success at Greenwich local Private Schools. Our PYP Grant will cover costs of Prep Academy programming at Sacred Heart School. This programming is critical for students to ensure they are academically ready to take advantage of being a Reach Prep student.
3rd Place Grant – $13,000
Open Arts Alliance
The Grant Champions: Nina Lindia, Michelle O’Donnell, Karina Solomon
The Pitch: Open Arts Alliance’s mission is to make art, theater, music and dance accessible to students, ages 6-18, and senior citizens who have Alzheimer’s Disease and/or dementia. This PYP Grant will help OAA on its path to expansion and scale in Greenwich, so they can do more, for more people (of all ages).
4th Place Grant – $8,000
Food Rescue US
The Grant Champion: Lara Stewart
The Pitch: Food Rescue US has a mission to eliminate hunger and solve the problem of excess (food that goes to waste) and access (getting that food to those that need it most.) They engage their volunteers and food donors through a proprietary web-based app to directly transfer nutritious excess food to social service agencies serving the food insecure. Funding will support the continuation and expansion of food recovery efforts right here in Greenwich.