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Philanthropic Ventures Foundation staff.

We are very pleased that PVF and Generosity in Action have been featured in Gentry Magazine - July 2008
Click here to read the story.

"Generosity in Action" is a designated fund managed by Philanthropic Ventures Foundation in Oakland California.

Checks can be made payable to "Philanthropic Ventures Foundation" and sent to the address below. Please put "Generosity in Action - ( you can name a specific project if you wish)" in the memo line on your check. PVF will receive the funds, assign them to the Generosity in Action account and provide a receipt to the donor confirming that their donation is tax deductible.

PVF is a 501(c)(3) public charity located in Oakland, California, dedicated to expanding philanthropy and to working with donors to maximize the impact of their charitable giving. For more information refer to the website at www.venturesfoundation.org.

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
1222 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 94612-1201
Telephone (510) 645-1890

President: Bill Somerville
Executive Director: James Higa

[As of January 2005 Duncan Beardsley serves on the Board of Philanthropic Ventures Foundation.]

2016 Philantthropic Ventures Foundation Report

PVF Financial Infornation 990 Report

Tax deductible information background for varuous countries courtesy of CREST.

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Make a Donation form

Donations by check should be mailed to the address to the right.
For donations $250 and over confirmation letters will be sent from Philanthropic Ventures Foundation. For donations under $250 your canceled check made payable to Philanthropic Ventures Foundation (a qualified 501(c)(3) public charity), will serve as a receipt for IRS purposes.

Donations via the internet are tax-deductible as they are made to Network for Good - which is a qualified 501(c)(3) charity.

Donations can be made over the internet directly to PVF/Generosity in Action.


Note: Once at Donate page click on the program you wish to support or enter in "other" if not listed. Note that there is a 3% transaction fee to cover credit card fees, bank fees, and other processing costs.

94-3136771 501(c)3 Form 990 2015

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