Our Programs > Community Initiatives
At PVF we believe that the potential for impact is related to the ability to venture, try new approaches, take risks and sometimes fail. We encourage grantees to act in this way as well, pushing the envelope, whether it means reaching a new population group or becoming self-sufficient. At PVF we cause things to happen, initiating programs, forming collaboratives and acting quickly so that grants are made when needed at critical intervention points.
Facebook Local Community Fund - support to 501(c)(3) non-profits serving Belle Haven, and youth-serving organizations in East Palo Alto working on computer technology, social media, weekend activities, and college readiness.
Meng Vocational Grant Program - scholarship program for Alameda County college students pursuing vocational and trade careers.
Holy Family School - support for a model K-5th grade school for non-English speaking immigrant children in Redwood City, CA, which works also to educate and "graduate" the students' mothers, to break the cycle of poverty.
Parent Involvement Worker Program - program to hire Hispanic ESL graduates as classroom aides to facilitate non-English speaking parents' involvement in their children's education in East Palo Alto, CA.
McClymonds High School Health Clinic - support for a school-based health clinic at a low-income high school in Oakland, CA.
East Palo Alto Initiatives - PVF has a long history of helping to foster partnerships and create programs, such as school-based clinics, that have an impact on the lives of low-income youth in East Palo Alto.