at a Glance

About us

The Pinkney foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to serve underprivileged urban youth by providing them with various youth development programs and projects that will assist in developing essential Life Skills in various areas such as Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Education, Arts, Humanities, and Recreation.


The foundation was co-founded in December 2018 by husband and wife duo, Preston and JaVonnie Pinkney.

Mr. Pinkney has served as program director of the Ace Kids Golf Program in Oakland, Ca, where he directed the daily operations which has served over 8,000 youth during his 21 years with the City of Oakland Parks & Recreation Department.

Mrs. Pinkney has 21 years experience as a Financial Center Manager in the finance industry.

When she is not at the bank, she enjoys teaching financial literacy to our youth.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create positive and productive citizens through youth development, life skills, and educational opportunities using sports, arts, and technology.

Our Goal

Help us to impact 2,500 youth and employ up to 50 youth in the

San Francisco Bay Area in the next 10 years.

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The Pinkney Foundation in partnership with the City of Richmond ECIA Grant and K-Lou Recording Studios offers the Richmond Academy of Positive Productions (RAPP) program.


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The Pinkney Foundation believes strongly in youth learning by providing them with an opportunity to learn about financial planning & management.

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The Pinkney Foundation in partnership with the Oakland Unified School District is conducting a series of girls only golf clinics in the Oakland community for girls in grades K-5.

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with us

The Pinkney Foundation believes in collaboration and not competition. We are here to uplift our community through education and opportunity.

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Become a Member of The Pinkney Foundation Today! 

Help support at-risk youth and young adults.