2021 Grant Champions and Their Causes
1st Prize, $50,000 (plus a $25,000 Match):
Grant Champions: Emily Goodman, Stefanie Morin, Sarah Sippel
The Pitch: The OGRCC Child Care Program was established to operate at 3 schools in Greenwich, providing a stimulating (licensed) after school program for single family households to low income families in Greenwich. Our PYP Grant will help expand these offerings, providing more to more families.
2nd Prize, $20,000 (plus a $20,000 Match):
Greenwich United Way
Grant Champions: Graci Djuranovic and Karen Hopp
The Pitch: 100% of the money won by Grant Champions Graci and Karen will go directly to support Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions (ECAGS) at United Way.
3rd Prize: $6000 (plus a $6000 Match):
Greenwich Botanical Center
Grant Champions: Nina Lindia and Meredith Shames
The Pitch: Our PYP Greenwich grant will be used by the Greenwich Botanical Center to pay the salary/hours for much needed leadership staff, so the GBC may expand their offerings AND increase the amount of people that benefit from them.