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Welcome to the
Palos Verdes Estates Foundation

The Palos Verdes Estates Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created to enrich the lives of PVE residents while maintaining the unique characteristics of our city. We’ve made it our motto: Honoring our history, securing our future. We do this by funding community projects critical to the city, but outside the budget commitments of PVE.

The community of Palos Verdes Estates was established nearly 100 years ago. Carefully master-planned and built by a group of visionaries, it has remained a residential haven that embraces graceful living and the beauty of nature. The PVE Foundation was established to ensure this vision is maintained.

Since its’ inception in 2020, the PVE Foundation has funded numerous beautician, restoration and safety projects throughout PVE. All of this was possible because of generous partnerships and donations almost exclusively from residents.

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Our Mission

Our goal is to enhance the lives of PVE residents while maintaining the unique characteristics of our cityWe’ve even made it our motto: Honoring our history. Securing our future.

Want to be involved? We are always looking for volunteers! 

Current projects

The Crime Deterrent Initiative

The Foundation has been working with our public safety partners to identify additional ways in which we might enhance security for our residents. Working with residents and our police department, the Foundation is embarking on a specific fund-raising effort aimed at providing additional tools for our police department that will provide incremental protection.

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2023 Events

PVE Median Plants and Decorations

PVE gets Summer ready with Festive Memorial Day Plants and Decorations.   Thank you to LBHOA, MCHA, The City of PVE and PVE Foundation for coming together to support this project!  
Special thank you to:
Council member Michael Kemps, Kristin Sweet Pekarek (LBHOA President), Marlene Breene (LBHOA/Designer), Renee Jaco (Executive Director PVE Foundation), Miles Jaco (PV student),and Anthony Mendoza (city of PVE )

Past Projects

PVE Holiday Decorations

The PVE Foundation has collaborated with the City, Lunada Bay Home Owners Association (LBHOA) and Malaga Cove Homeowners Association (MCHA) to continue the new tradition of holiday decorations to put the spirit of celebration in our community, 3 times during the year.

Farnham Martin Fountain

The Farnham Martin Fountain is an iconic landmark for our City. It was built in honor of Farnham B. Martin who “was the superintendent of parks from the beginning and was responsible for the selected variety of trees and shrubbery and growing of the stock in the Project Nursery at Lunada Bay.”

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