How to Donate to the Women of Courage Award


Philanthropic Ventures Foundation (PVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity, serves as the fiscal sponsor for the Women of Courage Awards, a program founded by Cynthia Schuman in 2020, inspired by the lifetime work of her close friend Congresswoman Jackie Speier.

To make a donation to the Women of Courage Award in memory of Cynthia, follow the instructions below.

To donate by credit card:

At the link below, find Women of Courage in the list of Funds.

You will receive a tax acknowledgement receipt by email from Network for Good, our credit card processor. Please note: as there is a 3% fee for credit card donations, we recommend that larger donations be sent via check.

To donate by check: 

Send your check donation made payable to Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, with “Women of Courage Awards” in the check memo line, to:

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
1222 Preservation Park Way
Oakland CA 94612-1201

PVF will provide donors with a tax acknowledgement letter for donations of $250 or more.

To donate by stock or wire transfer: 

Contact: Dawn Hawk, Chief Operating Officer, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation | 510-645-1890 |




To donate from a Donor Advised Fund: 

Find Philanthropic Ventures Foundation in the list of nonprofits with your DAF host (Fidelity, Schwab, Vanguard, community foundation, etc.).

PVF’s Tax ID number is 94-3136771.

Add the further designation to support Women of Courage Awards.