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    accessibility to its garden courtyard and patio entry The outdoor renovations were a significant unmet need of the Mission s larger 850 000 project to renovate The Parish Hall which had not received significant upgrades since 1948 Prior to renovations the garden area had minimal lighting chipped and painted walls failing irrigation empty planters and tripping concerns along pathways all of which lent to a cold and uninspired environment The new garden area is bright fresh and inviting with renewed tile roofs a new entryway welcoming adobe block columns and stonework refreshed outdoor BBQ area updated landscaping and improved electrical Noteworthy Outcomes Community Focal Point Located in Mission Plaza the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa serves as an iconic structure in Downtown San Luis Obispo Previously the Parish Hall and Garden reflected an institutional character common to hospitals orphanages and schools of that era The upgrades provide a more comfortable welcoming and flexible space for guests and parish members alike Public Use With the improvements the garden area has seen increased use by the public during lunch breaks educational tours events and weddings Return to Search Area of Funding Plant Wildlife Restoration Type of Funding Standard Grant Amount Funded

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Old-Mission-Parish-Hall-Garden-Renovations (2016-05-01)
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    Foundation granted 2 500 to Studios on the Park Studios to fund student scholarships for children supported by local nonprofit organizations such as CASA of San Luis Obispo County and the Boys and Girls Clubs to experience art education Studios arts education classes are offered to over 700 children who are transported in from two underserved elementary schools At the end of the classes Studios holds an exhibition of all the artwork created by the children and hosts a reception for each school and their students Each child who received a scholarship had the experience of taking a field trip to Studios for a three hour art class creating a finished work of art exhibiting their artwork alongside their peers and participating in the reception Noteworthy Results Inspiration and Education for Young Minds Hind Foundation Scholarships were given to children who may not otherwise have had the opportunity to participate in the Studios arts program providing inspiration and education to these impressionable young minds Return to Search Area of Funding Music Visual Arts Type of Funding Supplemental Grant Amount Funded 2 500 Year Funded 2011 Year Completed 2011 About the Organization Studios on the Park 1130 Pine Street Paso Robles

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Arts-Education-Scholarships-for-Children (2016-05-01)
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    signage for the building The Chinese Temple is located in the Greenspace Creekside Reserve which in the 19 th century was the site of Cambria s Chinese Center At the time a Chinese community lived in the area employed chiefly in mercury mines and harvesting seaweed By 1920 the Chinese community had vanished today this plain building that has no identifiable Chinese features is one of only five of these Chinese temple structures remaining in California The property is open to the public who can learn about the significance of the site through docent led tours and interpretive signs Noteworthy Results Historic Awareness Often visitors to the Greenspace Creekside Reserve encounter the temple and signage about its history and then remark I didn t know there were ever Chinese in Cambria The restoration of the Chinese Temple promotes the awareness of our community s history Acting as a kind of totem the Chinese temple brings awareness to the history of a people who were important in the area s development but are now gone Historic Restoration This ordinary building which has no identifiable Chinese features is one of only five 19th century Chinese temple structures remaining in California the others

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Chinese-Temple-Interior-Restoration (2016-05-01)
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    South Moulton Villa estate first developed by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps in 1898 Through the visionary stewardship of the Scripps Revelle family the 1904 Craftsman cottage garage and the intact landscape were deeded to the La Jolla Historical Society in 2008 Located at the corner of Prospect Street and Eads in the village of La Jolla California the Cottage is the oldest structure in what is today called the Scripps Cultural District The grant funded the final amount required to complete the preservation of Wisteria Cottage as well as the transformation of its interior rooms into museum quality galleries for exhibitions and public programs Noteworthy Outcomes Adaptive Reuse This adaptive reuse project transforms the interior of Wisteria Cottage into 1450 square feet of museum quality exhibition space A six unit movable wall system for mounting two dimensional objects meets varying exhibition design requirements A new HVAC and Relative Humidity System allows the Society to feature exhibitions originated at other institutions as well as individual objects and artifacts from lending institutions Heightened Safety Security Installation of fire safety systems fire protection systems and wireless security systems keep the historic facility and its belongings monitored and protected Return to Search Area of

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/La-Jolla-Historical-Society- (2016-05-01)
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    and site facilitating conservation of the site s natural environment throughout construction The Libbey Bowl sits within Libbey Park and contains some of Ojai s most important trees and a barranca a narrow winding river gorge In order to preserve this beautiful environment the project was designed around existing native trees and restoring the barranca Invasive non native species were removed and drought resistant natives were planted Additionally a comprehensive water management plan was developed and implemented Noteworthy Results Water Management A natural bowl that collects water for the surrounding watershed the site s inefficient drainage contributed to the exponential deterioration of the historic Bowl structure A new comprehensive water management plan ensures protection for both the new construction as well as the surrounding watershed History Preserved The most famous and revered tree in Ventura County resides in Libbey Bowl the Wedding Tree This sycamore was planted by the Chumash Indians and later used to bless marriage ceremonies by couples walking under its arch A special stacked retaining wall system was incorporated into the project design ensuring the tree is protected Sourced Locally Local native tree specimens were secured from a variety of local sources Return to Search Area of

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Libbey-Bowl-Site-Conservation- (2016-05-01)
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    people throughout the US and Canada They are funded entirely through private donations Noteworthy Outcomes Animal Care The grant provided veterinary care for 8 guide dogs and 11 puppies in training for one year so they can go on to provide invaluable assistance to those in need Free Services The Guide Dogs for the Blind services are provided at no cost to assist the blind 60 80 of which are chronically underemployed or unemployed In order to keep their program operating and to provide their services at no cost Guide Dogs for the Blind relies 100 on private donations from generous donors like the Hind Foundation The Foundation s application process is very personable and personal I am very grateful to Greg for taking the time to walk me through the process Janet Benjamin National Major Gifts Officer Guide Dogs for the Blind I personally want to express my sincere appreciation for your donations and especially for your belief and support for the Guide Dogs mission How these remarkable dogs change lives and give new hope and freedom for the many visually impaired and blind people is indeed a miracle in itself Karen Ingalls Guide Dogs for the Blind Return

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Guide-Dog-Veterinary-Care (2016-05-01)
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    volunteer board members and docents has been managing the historic Rios Caledonia Adobe in San Miguel and the Estrella Adobe Church Paso Robles since 1968 Located on original San Miguel Mission property the Rios Caledonia Adobe was constructed by Petronillo Rios in 1835 using Indian labor as a domicile for the local Major Domo The Estrella Adobe Church was the first Protestant church in Northern San Luis Obispo County Built in 1878 by early pioneers of the area the church prospered for a few years before falling into disuse finally crumbling into ruins The church was restored by the History and Landmarks Committee of the Paso Robles Women s Club and rededicated in 1952 Noteworthy Outcomes Sharing Stories Throughout its rich history the Adobe served a variety of purposes including an inn and stagecoach stop a tavern multiple business establishments a private home and even an elementary school Local legend says it provided a pit stop for outlaws Frank and Jesse James the Dalton Brothers and California bandido Joaquin Murrieta Collaboration Dedication For publicity the Friends have formerly used a simple black and white brochure copied on an old copy machine The Vice President of the Friends of the Adobes

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Sharing-History-with-Rios-Caledonia-Brochures (2016-05-01)
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    500 theaters around the globe Through this grant Cal Poly joins a growing number of venues able to provide this new arts experience The PAC will also have the capacity to screen films with movie theater quality as well as to stream a growing number of live performances above and beyond The Met Live Noteworthy Outcomes Renewed Enthusiasm The MET in HD brought a new level of energy at a really important time for the Performing Arts Center PAC The PAC had been open for 15 years and the excitement of its initial years had begun to wane The experience of the MET in HD provided a necessary infusion of audience enthusiasm and creative programming Growing Membership The new state of the art equipment brought inspirational programming to the PAC and in turn more interest more members and more financial support for San Luis Obispo arts And may I say again how fabulous your gift of video equipment is and what great value it brings to the Center The ability to stream live broadcasts of the caliber we anticipate will make the PAC accessible to so many in ways never dreamed about 25 years ago Jeanne Potter President FPAC Board Recently I attended the first of the The Met Live in HD performances at the Performing Arts Center To say it was memorable experience is the understatement of the year For most of the performance I felt as though I was at The Metropolitan Opera itself As a lifelong opera lover I can honestly say that outside of being in the opera house itself I have never spent such a thrilling three hours in my life and I urge all those who have even a slight interest in opera to go to one of the upcoming performances Elizabeth C Thyne

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/A-New-Arts-MET-Live-Experience (2016-05-01)
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