About the Grantee
1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95116, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
The School of Arts and Culture at MHP is the permanent operator of the Mexican Heritage Plaza, a six-acre facility owned by the city of San Jose. Rooted in and serving the Mayfair neighborhood, it seeks to catalyze creativity and empower community by providing arts classes, performances, community events, and leadership development programs. The school is an arts and culture hub that serves 1,000 local families; hosts more than 70,000 people each year; and is a symbol of solidarity, strength, and heritage for East San Jose. Support for the School of Arts and Culture at MHP advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
for organizational adaptation
The School of Arts and Culture at MHP is the long-term operator of the Mexican Heritage Plaza, a six-acre facility owned by the city of San Jose. The organization is a vibrant arts and culture center, rooted in the largely Mexican American Mayfair neighborhood, that provides visual and performing arts classes, performances, and community events for more than 60,000 people each year. It also provides leadership development, fiscal sponsorship, and professional training to approximately 100 East San Jose artists and cultural leaders each year. This grant will support the school’s adaptation planning and implementation, advancing the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.