Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

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PVF is a public charity based in the Bay Area that was founded in 1991 to test new approaches to creative grantmaking. We work with donors to create customized giving plans to maximize the impact of the philanthropic dollar.

PVF Founder Bill Somerville visiting a grantee

Field trip funded by a PVF teacher resource grant

Our ED brainstorming with local nonprofit leaders



$1,000 helps...


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