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PVF’s Geballe Excursion Grant Supports Fun and Learning at Children’s Fairyland

Imagine a hidden oasis in the heart of a concrete jungle just for children, where fairytales come to life. No, this is not Disneyland or some state-of-the-art facility. It is Children’s Fairyland, an Oakland landmark perched on the edge of … Continue reading

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Helping CASAs Promote a Normalcy Rarely Experienced by Foster Children

We are thrilled to share this guest post by Beth Nolan, who is the Program Director of  CASA of San Mateo County. Beth works closely with her CASA volunteers to apply for our Social Worker/CASA Resource Grant Program. “I want … Continue reading

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PVF’s EPA Social Venture Fellow Helps a Community Transform its Landscape

PVF has established several fellowship programs in an effort to provide hands-on learning opportunities for university students outside of the classroom. One of these programs is the East Palo Alto Social Venture Fellowship, an initiative that supports an undergraduate student … Continue reading

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Using Our Grassroots Expertise to Support Community Initiatives through the Facebook Local Community Fund

Facebook, the social networking giant located in Menlo Park, aims to support local initiatives in its neighborhood as a way to give back. PVF was selected to support Facebook in this effort by administering the Facebook Local Community Fund due … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? Hanging Out with Police Cadets at the Wilderness Program’s Ropes Course

I recently visited the ropes course run by The Wilderness Program on San Bruno Mountain in Daly City, a beautiful park setting. PVF has been a supporter of the Wilderness Program for some time. Years ago we helped to fund … Continue reading

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Opportunity Scholarships: Helping Youth Pursue Their Passions, One Activity at a Time

Youth are molded by their opportunities to learn new skills and pursue their interests, and through these experiences they gather important tools. In an effort to support this, PVF has teamed up with a San Francisco foundation to create the … Continue reading

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Where’s James? Getting Schooled in Girl Power and Activism

Recently, I spent two hours after school with the Girls for Change team at Shirakawa Elementary School in San Jose.  This team of six graders schooled me in Girl Power + activism.  Their project is to have a healthy snack … Continue reading

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