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 6,000 youth during his 20 years with the City of Oakland Parks & Recreation Department.

Mrs. Pinkney has 20 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 give youth and young adults opportunities to uplift themselves out of poverty and become productive citizens of the community through education, recreation and the arts.

Our Goal

Help us reach our fundraising goal of $3,000,000

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

San Francisco Bay Area in the next 5 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.

financial literacy

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

Pinkney Community Youth Golf Program

The Pinkney Foundation supports healthy recreational activities for youth within their respective communities.


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.

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