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Arts Council Silicon Valley
This countywide local arts agency provides funding, advocacy and technical support to more than 130 small to mid-size arts organizations and artists throughout the Silicon Valley region.

Arts Loan Fund
The Arts Loan Fund (ALF) is a collaborative program of the members of Northern California Grantmakers, a regional association of grantmakers. ALF provides quick-turnaround, low-cost loans to Bay Area arts organizations and qualified individual artists. Interest rate is about 1% below prime.

A comprehensive online guide to San José-Silicon Valley's arts & culture scene.

California Alliance for Arts Education
The California Alliance for Arts Education promotes, supports and advocates visual and performing arts education for preschool through post-secondary students in California schools. Web site offers news, guide to the California Visual and Performing Arts standards (VAPA), information resources for educators and organizations, guides to funding resources and more.

California Arts Advocates
Statewide advocacy organization founded to support public investment in the arts and legislation that benefits arts and culture programs. Web site offers advocacy tool kit, research and legislative information.

California Arts Council
The state's arts agency.

California Council for the Humanities
The California Council for the Humanities is a nonprofit organization devoted to strengthening communities in California by creating, sponsoring and promoting humanities programs for the general public in every region of the state.

City of San Josť Activity Guide
Your "one-stop" guide to the City's recreation activities, leisure opportunities, and programs available to youth, adults, seniors, and persons with disabilities.

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a nonprofit training, consulting and research organization with offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Foundation Center
Its comprehensive directory offers funding tips and links to private foundations, corporate-giving programs and other sources of nonprofit funding.

National Endowment for the Arts
Federal grant-making agency supports the visual, literary, design and performing arts. Find resources, links and field reports.

National Endowment for the Humanities
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

San Jose Convention and Cultural Facilities
Go here for information regarding use of the California Theater, Center for Performing Arts or Montgomery Theater.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation
SVCF provides grants for various local needs and serves as a convener and catalyst, leveraging new funds, and creating partnerships to enable residents to solve community problems.

Last Modified: 08.23.10