Bright Minds Africa is able to receive tax-deductible donations through our fiscal sponsorship with Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity based in Oakland.
You will receive a tax acknowledgement receipt by email from Network for Good, our credit card processor. Please note: as there is a 3% fee for credit card donations, we recommend that larger donations be sent via check.
Checks can be made out to Philanthropic Ventures Foundation with "Bright Minds Africa" in the subject line and mailed to:
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
1222 Preservation Park Way
Oakland CA 94612-1201
PVF will provide donors with a tax acknowledgement letter for donations of $250 or more. For donations under $250, your canceled check made payable to PVF will serve as a receipt for IRS purposes.
To donate by stock or wire transfer
Contact Dawn Hawk, Chief Operating Officer at Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, at 510-645-1890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To donate from a Donor Advised Fund
Find Philanthropic Ventures Foundation in the list of nonprofits with your DAF host (Fidelity, Schwab, Vanguard, community foundation, etc). PVF’s tax ID number is 94-3136771. Add the further designation to support Bright Minds Africa.
Many companies will match donations made to a registered nonprofit. Please ask your company if they will match your charitable gift to Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, tax ID number 94-3136771. Be sure to indicate Bright Minds Africa in the match memo.