Our Mission

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

Upcoming Events And Reminders For Current Members

Make-A-Wish – Wish Night: Joyful Reality – Celebrating 35 Years of Wish Granting

Date: June 5, 2021

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Virtual

Join our local Make-A-Wish chapter virtually at Wish Night® Gala & Auction as we celebrate the lasting and transformational impact of a wish. For 35 years, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has helped whisk children away from the harsh realities of illness and create an alternate world where kids can be giddy, unstoppable and hopeful again. This is more than just a wish; it’s a Joyful Reality made possible by you.

Video – 2020 Grant Cycle Recap

Member Testimonials

 

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 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.

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 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 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!

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.

Congratulations to our 2020 Grant Recipients