Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

PHILANTHROPIC VENTURES FOUNDATION

aka PVF

Oakland, CA

Mission

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.

Ruling Year

1991

Executive Director

Mr. James Higa

Founder

Mr. Bill Somerville

Main Address

1222 Preservation Park Way

Oakland, CA 94612 USA

Keywords

customized, grantmaking, consulting, donor, advised, funds, Somerville, literacy, poverty, education

EIN

94-3136771

 Number

0420297635

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Our programs

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Financials

PHILANTHROPIC VENTURES FOUNDATION

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No