Fostering cultural awareness and community participation through arts and street life
The San Jose Downtown Foundation is focused on enhancing the cultural and aesthetic environment.
The Foundation’s signature program is Downtown Doors, which not only beautifies public spaces by putting artwork on otherwise flat service doors and utility boxes, but gives high school students the golden opportunity to post messages about their views of the world through mass media and art. Each year, the works of more than 20 students are posted throughout the downtown. SJDF has more than 100 sites for the art, which always delight and surprise passersby.
In the past year, the Foundation also supported businesses that were vandalized after the peaceful George Floyd protest and Hella Gardens projects.
SJDF is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees.
The Foundation seeks Board Members who are connected to downtown, want to see downtown meet its potential, and interested in supporting the arts.
Contact Donna Butcher program administrator.