Your generous donation to Bright Minds Africa will provide education, healthcare, clean water, and microloans to women and girls in Nigeria and Cameroon

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. 

Donate online here

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.

To donate by 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

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.

Double your impact!

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.  

"And there are those who have little and give it all. These are the believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty." - Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet