30 Years of Creative Grantmaking
1991-2020 Total Grants: $170,740,434
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Working on the World's To-Do List
SheEO has announced their newest cohort of US Ventures!

Founded in Canada by serial entrepreneur Vicki Saunders in 2014, SheEO has created a new model to support female entrepreneurs. Under the program, up to 1,000 women (called "activators") each contribute $1,100. The money is pooled into a fund and loaned out, interest-free, to local, women-led ventures with a social good mission.  Funds are then paid back over five years, and reinvested over and over again. PVF has been SheEO's designated fund partner since they expanded into the U.S. in 2016.

Meet the fifth round of SheEO Ventures working on the World's To-Do List, one problem at a time.
About the Editors
James Higa
James Higa, Executive Director, brings 28 years of executive experience from Silicon Valley, working with Steve Jobs to change the face of technology. He was at the birth of the personal computer revolution as a member of the original Macintosh team and was deeply involved in the creation of many products and services at Apple over 3 decades. He has a long history of public service as a board member of Stanford's Haas Center and in grassroots relief efforts.
Bill Somerville, Founder, has been in non-profit and philanthropic work for over 50 years. He was the director of a community foundation for 17 years, and in 1991 founded Philanthropic Ventures Foundation where he serves as President. Bill has consulted at over 400 community foundations, on creative grantmaking and foundation operations. Bill is the author of Grassroots Philanthropy: Field Notes of a Maverick Grantmaker
About PVF
PVF is a demonstration foundation practicing unique forms of grantmaking and innovative philanthropy. Our primary interest is in the creative and significant use of the philanthropic dollar.
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