PCN Selected As Pitch Piqua Finalist

Piqua Compassion Network selected as a Pitch Piqua finalist
Piqua Community Foundation’s grant competition features $50,000 top prize

PIQUA — September 28, 2021 –  Piqua Compassion Network is proud to announce that it has been named a finalist in The Piqua Community Foundation’s Pitch Piqua charitable grant pitch competition. The initiative features a $50,000 top prize for nonprofit organizations with a project benefiting Piqua, decided at a public event on March 3, 2022.

Three finalists were selected by a committee of Foundation board members and donors through a written application and semi-finalist interview process. The finalists will work alongside The Foundation’s staff and board in the months leading up to the public event on project scope, budgeting, capacity-building and storytelling presentation skills.

The three finalists will publicly unveil their concepts at a community event on March 3, 2022, 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.

“Pitch Piqua is an ultra-local grant competition that promotes local philanthropy and supports our community’s nonprofit sector,” said Emily Shawler, Foundation vice president and Resource Committee chairwoman. “We are ecstatic to offer this new, fun initiative to serve the Piqua community. We wish our three finalists the best of luck!”

The project concepts are 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 learn more about Piqua Compassion Network, visit www.PCNCares.org. To learn more about Pitch Piqua, visit piquacommunityfoundation.org/pitchpiqua.