Eugene "Ace" Johnson
Claudia Luz Suarez
Linda Sanchez Hernandez
Dante Alvarado Leon
Who, What, and When
How to Apply
2018-2019 Advisory Board
How to Donate
The Bay Area Inspire Awards were started by a small group of Bay Area residents interested in building local communities that work better for all residents, especially those whose lives are difficult. The community initiative, administered by Philanthropic Ventures Foundation since 2014, provides $5,000 grants to 18-30 year olds who have innovative ideas for improving social equity in San Francisco, Alameda, and San Mateo Counties.
We are proud to have completed three rounds of Bay Area Inspire Awards funding. However, there is much more work to do! You can help us expand the program to make more awards available to additional committed young social innovators throughout the Bay Area.
Please help additional talented young people make positive change in their communities by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Bay Area Inspire Awards fund at the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation.
Donating by Credit Card
You may contribute by online by clicking
Be sure to scroll down and click the Bay Area Inspire Awards Fund as the recipient of your donation.
Donating by Check
If you prefer to contribute by check, please make your check donation payable to "Philanthropic Ventures Foundation" and include "Bay Area Inspire Awards" in the memo line. This donation can be mailed to:
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
1222 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 96412
If you wish to talk to someone before contributing, please contact us using the form below and include a phone number where we can reach you.
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