PYP Seattle has granted $1,101,475 to 20 King County nonprofits since 2017

Our Mission

Our mission is to engage women in local philanthropy and to collectively fund grants to nonprofit initiatives that serve King County, Washington. 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 Seattle 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.

Upcoming Events And Reminders For Current Members

Kindering’s 30th Annual Auction Gala

Date: April 27, 2024
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Join us in helping children of all abilities achieve their dreams. Support Kindering at a black-tie preferred event with the theme “Celebrating Gems of the Emerald City,” featuring a gourmet dinner along with a raffle, silent auction, and live auction.  Individual tickets are $250.

Page Ahead’s A Taste for Reading: a Benefit Luncheon for Children’s Literacy

Date: May 2, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Four Seasons Hotel Seattle (or virtual)

Join Page Ahead for an inspiring and uplifting luncheon (or experience the program online).  They’ll have special guest speakers and you’ll hear from children, parents and educators on how Page Ahead is continuing to give kids in need the chance to read and succeed.

PITCH-In for Ronald McDonald House

Date: May 7, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Ronald McDonald House in Seattle

Join us on May 7 as we work alongside the Master Gardener Volunteer Team at Ronald McDonald House! Together, we will tackle garden chores, such as weeding, planting, pruning and raking. We will also be given a House Tour during our shift. Feel free to invite friends and family. Check your email for your Evite invitation and RSVP.

StolenYouth’s 2024 “Not On Our Watch” Luncheon

Date: May 7, 2024
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Seattle Convention Center

This one-hour event is geared toward educating the community about child sex trafficking locally and galvanizing them to stand up and say, “Not on our watch, and not in our state.” Since its inception 12 years ago, StolenYouth has raised over $11 million to fight the sexual exploitation of children and youth.  Admission is free ($150 suggested donation).

SCC’s Inaugural Inspiration Dinner & Auction

Date: May 9, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Embassy Suites in Pioneer Square, Seattle

Get ready for an evening of connection and community spirit at the Summit Community Center (SCC)’s largest fundraising event of the year.  Help SCC raise important funds for vital programs, services, and the sustainability of the SCC and make a direct impact on the young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that SCC serves.  Tickets are $150 each and include dinner.

PYP Seattle Spring Social and Nonprofit Reunion

Date: May 22, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Plan to join us for this very special PYP Spring Social and Nonprofit Reunion event. We’ll welcome our newest members and we plan to invite representatives from the 21 nonprofits that have been pitched to PYP Seattle over the past 7 years. This casual social event will be a great opportunity for our members to connect (and reconnect) with each other and the fabulous nonprofits we’ve supported over the years.

ELAP Breakfast for Justice

Date: May 23, 2024
Time: 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Location: Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue

ELAP’s annual Breakfast for Justice unites lawyers, judges, elected officials and community members who believe that everyone deserves access to legal help.  Enjoy breakfast while you learn about how ELAP provides civil legal aid to change lives.  Registration is free, but seats are limited.

Splash! 2024 at the Seattle Aquarium

Date: June 7, 2024
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Location: The Seattle Aquarium

Join the Seattle Aquarium for Splash!, its signature fundraising gala. Spend an unforgettable evening celebrating what makes the Aquarium special: the animals. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while supporting programs that inspire bold action to protect our shared marine environment. Funds raised from Splash! support the work of the Seattle Aquarium as it expands with the opening of the Ocean Pavilion.  Ticket prices: $150 (if purchased before April 30) and $175 (if purchased after April 30).  You can also purchase tickets for the exclusive pre-party event!

Member Testimonials

The impact we made as small group of women is commendable. PYP gives our peers a chance to show off the causes that are near and dear to their hearts and to learn about all the great organizations that are out in the Seattle area.

PYP Seattle is a great way to get more involved in the community in a variety of ways – as a financial contributor to a program/organization in need: as a neighbor getting to know others in the area in deeper and more meaningful ways; and as a woman banding together with other strong, successful women to really make a difference.

I feel more connected to Seattle’s local charities (or at least more knowledgeable). It was really inspiring to hear how passionate our PYP members are about the charities they support. I also loved the opportunity to get to know a few more women, and hope to connect with even more of the group in the future.

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 organization. I am honored to be part of this group!

 

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!

 

I find my participation in PYP to be one of the most meaningful, well organized, impactful, and inspiring ways that I spend my time.

As a participant of PYP, it is empowering to be part of a group of like-minded women, each with diverse backgrounds and experiences, come together to give back in meaningful ways within our local community.

Video – 2022 Grant Celebration Recap

Video – 2021 Grant Cycle Recap

Video – 2020 Grant Cycle Recap

 

 

Congratulations to our 2023 Grant Recipients