Program: Community and Opportunity

2020 Census Project

The New Venture Fund (NVF) is a public charity that supports innovative and effective public interest projects in conservation, global health, public policy, international development, education, disaster recovery, and the arts. NVF is the fiscal sponsor of the 2020 Census Project. This grant supports the 2020 Census Project’s goal of ensuring a fair and accurate… Continue Reading

Hope and Heal Fund

Established in 2006, the New Venture Fund (NVF) is a public charity that incubates large-scale social change projects both domestically and internationally. NVF is the fiscal sponsor of the Hope and Heal Fund, established in 2016 by philanthropic leaders to address the urgent issue of gun violence in California, and to model community-based gun violence… Continue Reading

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was founded by journalists almost 50 years ago when the nation’s news media faced a wave of government subpoenas asking reporters to name confidential sources. Its mission is to protect the right to gather and distribute news; to keep government accountable by ensuring access to public records,… Continue Reading

Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (HVSF) raises awareness, encourages volunteerism, and promotes philanthropy to benefit the Hispanic community in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. This grant supports HVSF’s Latino Board Leadership Academy, in order to promote diversity among nonprofit leadership. The program trains Latinos on different aspects of board member stewardship, and facilitates… Continue Reading

Eastside College Preparatory School

Eastside College Preparatory School (Eastside) serves low-income students in the Ravenswood School District of East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park who would be the first in their families to go to college. This grant supports Eastside’s journalism program and provides general support. Eastside offers students a tuition-free, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. school day with built-in… Continue Reading


KQED’s mission is to provide Bay Area residents with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions, convene community dialogue, bring the arts to the public, and engage audiences to share their stories. Its programming includes national content from NPR and PBS, and original content produced by KQED focused on news, arts, science, Bay Area… Continue Reading

San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony (Symphony) aims to set the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance at home and around the world, enriching, serving, and shaping cultural life throughout the spectrum of Bay Area communities. This grant provides general support for the Symphony. Through its artistic, education, and community programs, the Symphony serves 600,000… Continue Reading

Peninsula Open Space Trust

The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects and cares for open space, farms, and parkland in and around Silicon Valley. Since it was founded in 1977, POST has saved more than 75,000 acres as permanent open space and parkland in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties. This grant provides general support for POST.… Continue Reading