How many grants are given in a year?
Ideally, PYP will give one grant in excess of $25,000, annually along with the possibility of a smaller grant for the runner-up. Grant amounts are entirely dependent on how many members we are able to recruit annually. 100% of your $1000 dues will go to fund our grants.
What’s the process for getting my charity funded?
Members interested in pitching a charity (i.e., becoming a “Grant Champion”) should fill out the PYP Grant Request Form (Download it here) and submit a copy to email@example.com. If you are selected to be a Grant Champion, pitch your fellow members and follow up to gain support (i.e., votes!) for your cause.
What does “pitching” entail?
Pitches will be made in person by our Grant Chapions to fellow PYP members at the annual pitch meeting. Representatives from the charity are not allowed to be present at the pitch. You may use written and/or audio visual materials that you have prepared, which include details about the organization, the project or effort for which you are seeking support and a process for monitoring the project if it’s funded. All pitches should be no more than 15 minutes.
How long does it take to get funding for my project?
Grant Request Forms are submitted and presentations are made 8 weeks later at the annual pitch meeting. Voting takes place online 3 weeks after the pitch meeting. The time between pitching and voting allows the pitching member to field follow-up questions, hold additional smaller information sessions, etc. The winning charity will receive their check on or around 3 weeks after voting. The entire process lasts around 14 weeks.
What if I win?
Congratulations! Your charity will receive the money you secured directly from PYP. There is a monitoring process over the course of the year to make sure that the money goes where it’s supposed to and is used as presented. There is also a final report to detail the grant’s success and document that all funds were used as anticipated.
Are there limitations on grants?
All grantees must have 501(c)3 status and have an impact on our local King County community.
How soon can I reapply?
Grant winners need to wait 2 grant cycles/years before reapplying. If your grantee isn’t chosen to receive the annual grant, you can apply again in the next grant cycle.
Can any of this change?
Yes. This is our first pass, so if something isn’t working in practice, we’ll address it.
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