Fundraised $185,000 in Monetary and In Kind Donations to install a gateway arch to the Little Italy district.
Italian Museum & Cultural Center:
Secured over $600,000 in Monetary and In Kind Donations to purchase the property and renovations for a museum of Italian Americans, Children's Pinocchio Village,Italian Cellar Bar, and Authentic Trattoria!
Piazza Piccola Italia & Prominent Banners:
Created a piazza as a legacy to Italian Americans with 500 engraved bricks from the community. We also installed 32 banners of prominent Italians Americans from Santa Clara County including founders of the 49ers, Bank of America, Opera San Jose, San Jose Museum of Art and Eggo Waffles.
Little Italy San Jose Businesses:
Successfully recruited 4 authentic Italian businesses to open in our Italian business district. Paesano Ristorante, Bel Bacio Italian Cafe, La Piccola Scuola Nel Parco, Enoteca La Storia Wine Bar & Pizzeria.
Little Italy San Jose, our 501(c)(3):
Funds are used towards historic renovation of this neighborhood, promotion of Italian culture through the arch, murals and other projects and redevelopment of the blighted portion of the neighborhood.
Non-Profit fund with Silicon Valley Community Foundation:
We have partnered with Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Donations from fundraising events are invested with SVCF.