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Unsung Grassroots Heroes: Your Family Counts Home Visitors

We frequently meet with individuals operating at a grassroots level in an effort to learn about the current face of poverty. Earlier this summer, our staff sat down with three Alameda County employees to hear their stories. These employees work … Continue reading

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Where’s James? Discussing Storytelling with FACE AIDS’ New Executive Director

Margo Watson (@MargWow) is the new Executive Director at FACE AIDS, and we sat down to talk over a cup of Blue Bottle coffee. I’ve watched FACE AIDS grow from a student organization at Stanford University to a national organization … Continue reading

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Bill Honored With 2012 Duveneck Humanitarian Award

On September 22, Bill was graciously awarded the 17th annual Josephine and Frank Duveneck Humanitarian Award. These awards are given to outstanding members in the community who embody humanitarian values which are put into action. In addition to Bill, this … Continue reading

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Find Outstanding People and Fund Them

Where’s Bill? Follow PVF’s Executive Director, Bill Somerville, out of the office, for site visits and meetings with outstanding grassroots leaders. This week, I went to Sequoia High School in Redwood City (the oldest high school in Northern California) and … Continue reading

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What is Significant Giving?

Everyone wants their giving to be significant but how do you do it? Significant giving means having a positive impact for a better community. First off, look for quality factors in programs you want to give to: Does the program … Continue reading

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