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 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.

Our Membership Diversity Commitment

In order to ensure that PYP Seattle’s membership represents the vast diversity of King County and the breadth of communities that we aim to serve, we intend to consider only women of color for membership for the next three years (2021-2023). To learn more about this commitment and our other diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, click here.

In 2020, PYP Seattle awarded $200,000 in grants to three well-deserving King County nonprofits whose mission promotes racial equity.  Since 2017, PYP Seattle’s grant awards total $432,000!

2021 Grant Champions

Pitching Center for Children & Youth Justice – LINC Program:

Megan Wells

Pitching Low Income Housing Institute – Tiny House Village Program:

Milah Frownfelter

Molly Shearer

Pitching YouthCare – South Seattle Shelter:

Beth Flume

Emily Arnsdorf

Kim Kamolz

Upcoming Events And Reminders For Current Members

Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington’s Wish Night® Gala & Auction

Date: March 20, 2022

Location: The Westin Seattle and Streaming Online

Experience a fundraising event unlike any other when you join hundreds of guests– in-person or from the comfort of your home streaming it online– for a program that brings the wish-granting mission to life!

StolenYouth’s 2022 “Not On Our Watch” Luncheon

Date: April 6, 2022

Location: Hyatt Regency Seattle

Help StolenYouth combat child sex trafficking in Washington state. At the “Not On Our Watch” luncheon, you’ll learn of the many challenges vulnerable and at-risk youth are facing and you’ll hear what StolenYouth and their coalition have been doing to help.

Make-A-Wish WOW: Wonder of Wishes Luncheon

Date: June 7, 2022

Location: The Sheraton Grand Seattle

See how your support provides the building blocks to transform the lives of children with critical illnesses and their families at our fourth annual WOW: Wonder of Wishes luncheon.

Video – 2020 Grant Cycle Recap

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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!

Congratulations to our 2020 Grant Recipients