Facebook Local Community Fund
$5,000 grants available to nonprofits serving Belle Haven & East Palo Alto! We are now accepting applications.
26 Years of Grantmaking
Our 2016 annual report is now available.
PVF Progress
There are more than 65 million displaced people in the world. See how we are playing our part in the global refugee crisis.
Corporate Philanthropy
PVF has been blazing new trails with companies to embed community giving into their DNA.

Our Mission

To engage creative donors and community partners in grassroots philanthropy via radical collaboration.

From partnering with Facebook to fund nonprofits to an awards program for innovative ideas, our community initiatives benefit from our grassroots giving expertise.

In an effort to address inequalities in public education and build future generations of strong leaders, PVF provides small but critically needed grants to individual classrooms.

PVF is known for creating customized giving opportunities, in which we match a donor’s giving interest with an innovative program that we have either designed or identified for the donor.

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“We believe – start small, think big, act quickly. This is what PVF does.”  


– Bill Somerville, PVF’s Founder and President