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Grounds Renovation Master Plan & Implementation

For Montalvo Arts Center

In 2012, the Hind Foundation granted $250,000 to the Montalvo Arts Center to fund their Grounds Renovation Master Plan and Phase 1 Implementation. Set on 175 stunning acres of open space with 2.5 miles of hiking trails in the midst of Silicon Valley, Montalvo Arts Center occupies a historic Mediterranean-style villa and hosts three performing arts venues, a 10-studio artist residency complex and a formal Italianate garden. Built in 1912 by Senator James Phelan, California's first elected senator, Montalvo was bequeathed by Phelan to the state of California to serve as a site for the advancement of art, music, literature and architecture. The Arts Center, in celebration of its centenary celebration, launched a $50 million capital campaign to groom the nonprofit center's grounds, upgrade its Garden Theatre and century-old villa, broaden its artists residency program, expand its endowment and much more. As a first step toward their goal, the $250,000 grant was given to spruce up its gopher-riddled front lawn for fundraisers, parties and high-heeled concertgoers.

Noteworthy Outcome

  • Creating Momentum
    Renovating the grounds to create a beautiful setting for future fundraising efforts creates momentum among donors who can see that their endowments will directly enhance the Center’s facilities and programs.

Area of Funding: Historical Landmark Restoration
Type of Funding: Standard Grant
Amount Funded: $250,000
Year Funded: 2012
Year Completed: 2012

About the Organization
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 961-5800

Montalvo Arts Center is an oasis of culture and nature whose mission is to create and present arts of all types, nurture artists, and use our historic Villa, buildings, and grounds in innovative ways that engage people in the creative process.