About PVF

Welcome to Philanthropic Ventures Foundation‘s Blog, created to share stories about our innovative approach to grantmaking.

At PVF, we try out theories, keep those that work, discard those that don’t and share those experiences from our living lab with donor groups and foundations around the country. Pushing philanthropy in new, more creative, more effective, less bureaucratic directions is our mission. Our work is to be out there paying attention, then inviting others who care about doing philanthropy in a new way to join us.

This blog feature posts by PVF’s staff, including Bill Somerville, Founder and CEO; James Higa, Executive Director; Dawn Hawk, Program Officer; and Ashley Murphy, Program Associate, about their meetings with community members and our programs at PVF. We also feature guest posts by our community partners.

For more information about our work, please visit us on the web at www.venturesfoundation.org.

Read our newsletters to stay up-to-date with our latest work, and check out what’s new at PVF!

Bill Honored With 2012 Duveneck Humanitarian Award, October 25, 2012

James Higa, Former Senior Director of Apple, Joins Philanthropic Ventures Foundation as Executive Director, September 27, 2012

20 Years of Grassroots Grantmaking in 2 Minute Videos, November 5, 2010