PitchPiqua Horiz

2022-2023 initiative

Piqua Community Foundation invites Pitch Piqua applications

Apply by July 28 for charitable grant competition with $50,000 top prize

The Piqua Community Foundation is proud to announce that applications are open for the second year of Pitch Piqua. This initiative is a charitable grant pitch competition with a $50,000 top prize for nonprofit organizations with a project benefiting Piqua.

“Pitch Piqua is an ultra-local grant competition that promotes local philanthropy and supports our community’s nonprofit sector. We are thrilled to launch our second year of the initiation after a stellar inaugural program.”

— Emily Shawler, Foundation president and Resource Committee chairwoman

Applications — simple narratives describing the project idea and the community need it meets — are accepted now through July 28. Ideas are developed as a partnership between each of the three finalist organizations selected and The Foundation in the months leading up to the public event. Finalists work with Foundation staff on project scope, budgeting, capacity-building and storytelling presentation skills through this time.

The finalists then present their concepts at a community event on March 2, 2023, to a panel of judges who will decide the same day which organization wins the $50,000 award for its presented project. The other two finalist organizations will each be awarded a $5,000 unrestricted award. The funding for the grant awards is supplied by the fundholders of The Foundation. All finalists will also be eligible for pass-through designated donations made by community members.

The project concepts will be evaluated on their impact on Piqua residents, evidence of a demonstrated community need, readiness for launch, sustainability of the project and quality of the presentation.

To find the guidelines and application instructions, learn about the 2021-2022 finalist organizations and learn how Pitch Piqua will benefit our community, visit piquacommunityfoundation.org/pitchpiqua.

2021-2022 initiative

The Piqua Community Foundation disbursed more than $68,000 in grant and pass-through community donations to the three Pitch Piqua finalist organizations at the inaugural charitable grant pitch competition March 3. The finalist teams presented to a crowd of an estimated 300 energetic attendees at The Fort Piqua Plaza Banquet Center. Read the full story here.

2022 Pitch Piqua recap video

The 2022 Pitch Piqua community grant presentation event was made possible by the generosity of:

The French Oil Mill Machinery Company Fund,
The Richard Donnelly Personal Gifting Account &
The G. William Hartzell Charitable Fund
of The Piqua Community Foundation

Find more photos from the 2022 community grant presentations on The Piqua Community Foundation Facebook page.