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  • Grantee Profiles
    of Santa Barbara s architectural jewels and a State and City landmark The Hind Foundation s grant supported the construction cost of the restoration implementing wider seats with increased legroom improved acoustics and lighting expanded restroom facilities and significantly improved airflow in the building Compliance with new ADA regulations also improved safety in the auditorium at the side exits and in the area in front of the building Project Successes Preserved Enhanced History California s oldest continuously operating live performance venue Lobero Theatre is a dynamic venue that is live 200 nights of the year The restoration project keeps the facility s beauty and function intact for generations to come Increased Earning Capabilities The planned renovations made the theatre more usable particularly in the slower summer months and increased its earning capabilities Meeting Community Needs The Lobero Theatre is home to numerous local performing arts organizations This restoration project keeps Lobero accessible to all local performing arts especially those young artists who will shape the future of music dance and theatre Return to Search Area of Funding Music Visual Arts Type of Funding Standard Grant Amount Funded 100 000 Year Funded 2013 Year Completed 2013 About the Organization Lobero Theatre

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Lobero-Theatre-Restoration (2016-05-01)
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    architects Beatrix Farrand and Lockwood de Forest III A prominent fixture of the Garden no other display had been so difficult to maintain or received so much horticultural attention In 2012 a Cultural Landscape Master Plan was prepared to help preserve and restore the important historical character of the Garden and the number one priority that resulted from the study was the restoration of the Meadow The Garden is utilizing the granted funds to eliminate the standing weed crop and reduce the weed seed bank in the soil to remove plants within the interior parts of the Meadow to develop a new planting plan for the Meadow s borders and interiors to increase the nursery s capacity to grow 70 000 plant plugs and to replace the antiquated irrigation system Noteworthy Outcomes An Educational Tool As the first experience of the Garden a revived Meadow will help engage both local and visiting attendees with the stunning beauty of California s native flora enhancing the organization s opportunity to communicate their conservation message Saved Water Plants The new irrigation system is a computer controlled system that utilizes data from weather and soil instruments to reduce water consumption and the mortality rate of the Garden s complex display of over 1 000 taxa of native plants across 40 acres Keeping Doors Open With an annual attendance ranging from 65 000 to 90 000 people each year the Garden takes great pride in being a local community resource as evidenced by the 7 500 8 000 participants in their classes garden tours and field trips With detailed planning and scheduling they will continue to provide a quality garden experience throughout the revival process Return to Search Area of Funding Plant Wildlife Restoration Type of Funding Standard Grant Amount Funded 220 299 Year Funded

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Meadow-Revival (2016-05-01)
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    Antonio de Padua California s third mission Mission San Antonio was established in 1771 by Father Serra The Mission is located on eighty pristine acres on what was once the Milpitas unit of the sprawling Hearst Ranch Mission San Antonio de Padua sits within the Valley of the Oaks on California s scenic Central Coast In 1986 the State of California enacted a law requiring local governments to inventory unreinforced masonry URM buildings like the Mission establish a URM loss reduction program and report progress to the state by 1990 In addition to needing earthquake retrofitting Mission San Antonio requires modern updates and repairs to best serve the community and remain an open historical site for future generations to enjoy To date Mission San Antonio has completed a comprehensive historic structure report which identified the immediate and long term needs for the retrofit requirements and historic preservation Noteworthy Outcomes Historic Preservation The seismic restoration and restoration project will ensure that the Mission will be protected and preserved in its original form for future generations to enjoy Return to Search Area of Funding Historical Landmark Restoration Type of Funding Standard Grant Amount Funded 100 000 Year Funded 2012 Year Completed 2012

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Mission-San-Antonio-de-Padua-Retrofit (2016-05-01)
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    about the recovery of migratory birds and computer terminals for children The Park is an important resting place and breeding ground for hundreds of species of migratory birds and the renovated Discovery Center provides visitors with the opportunity to see and interact with the exhibit Bringing the Condors Home and learn about condors and the efforts in the Park to rehabilitate and return the birds to the wild Noteworthy Outcomes Benefits Many The renovation of the State Park old barn has many purposes by serving the public as an exhibit center with interactive displays providing the community with a public conference room with projector for events and functions as a small office space for staff Increased Revenue As one of the nicest facilities in State Park the Molera Discovery Center draws more visitors and has led to an increase in memberships Better Visibility The popular facility has created a more favorable opinion from both the State Park System and the community bringing more visibility and support to the park both financial and other Return to Search View More Success Stories Area of Funding Plant Wildlife Restoration Type of Funding Standard Grant Amount Funded 40 000 Year Funded 2009 Year Completed

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Molera-Discovery-Center-Renovations (2016-05-01)
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    enhance opportunities for the public to visit The Reserve started with a 9 acre donation by Robert Orr in 1945 and has been enlarged to 2 743 acres by purchases and donations since them Noteworthy Outcomes Habitat Preservation The addition of these properties will enhance the Big River watershed protection and ancient redwoods as well as provide a protected ecosystem for species such as peregrine falcons and the northern spotted owl Relationship Strengthening With the success of the Montgomery Woods acquisition the League has become a trusted advocate of the Forest Service and provides a much needed service that the Forest Service couldn t complete due to a lack of Federal funding Improved Public Access The addition of facilities and trails will provide greater access to the reserve which in turn will create a greater appreciation for this fragile ecosystem You couldn t meet nicer or more enthusiastic people than the Hind family Thanks to their generous support for the acquisition of an important old growth redwood property in the Los Padres National Forest we have strengthened our relationship with the U S Forest Service which led to the successful protection of two more redwood properties in southern Big Sur

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Montgomery-Woods-SNR-Land-Acquisition (2016-05-01)
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    the organization s Mural Room Restoration Through a comprehensive Historic Structures Report the restoration of the Mural Room was identified as the Courthouse s project in the most highest need of attention Located on the second floor of the Courthouse the Mural Room s eighty three year old historic paintings ornate ceilings furniture ironwork chandeliers woodwork as well as the wood clad windows and window treatments are all in need of repair and need to be restored to their original condition A significant part of the work will be the restoration of the 4 100 square feet of deteriorating painted canvas muslin glued to the walls of the Mural Room Noteworthy Outcomes Restoring History As an organization dedicated to restoration and preservation of the Santa Barbara Courthouse this project is a huge step to ensuring this artistic and architectural treasure survives for many generations Sharing History The fully restored Mural Room will maximize the educational emotional and aesthetic impact of the Courthouse for residents and visitors alike Return to Search Area of Funding Historical Landmark Restoration Type of Funding Standard Grant Amount Funded 170 000 Year Funded 2014 Year Completed 2015 About the Organization Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation 1105

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Mural-Room-Restoration (2016-05-01)
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    and the mortality rate of the Garden s complex display of over 1 000 taxa of native plants across 40 acres Noteworthy Outcomes A National Case Study Thanks to the additional financial support and recognition of the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens is one of five gardens that will research the viability of centrally controlled automatic irrigation systems for botanical gardens across the country Water Conservation The new system conserves water by allowing the garden to have precise control over the amount location and timing of water applied Cost Savings The new system saves the Garden money by reducing their water costs and the cost it takes to rehabilitate or replace under over watered species Additionally because the system is automated it requires significantly less hands on supervision from staff Increased Visibility The Hind Foundation grant funded the installation of the primary system which led to increased visibility through trade magazines and additional financial support by showcasing the systems efficiency first hand for other potential supporters Unexpected Benefit In May 2009 the irrigation system help save a portion of the Gardens from flames in the Jesusita Fire Return to Search View More Success Stories

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/New-Irrigation-System (2016-05-01)
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    and artistic teams and most importantly more significant and practical training experiences for the Little Theatre s technical volunteers Noteworthy Outcomes Continued Legacy The SLOLT is proud to be one of the oldest continuously running community theatres in the nation and can now add that they have the latest technology in audio capabilities to their repertoire Hands On Experience Home of the acclaimed Academy of Creative Theatre SLOLT helps young performers develop life long theatrical skills Their new audio system gives students a hands on experience with the latest audio technology increasing their chances for advanced job opportunities after graduation Volunteer Interest The new technology has increased the interest of potential volunteers to dedicate time to the theatre Our initial goals changed and expanded after receiving valuable feedback from the Foundation Thanks to that input and the Foundation s generosity our new sound system has improved our audience s experience and expanded our volunteer base Kevin Harris Managing Artistic Director In the Behind the Scenes department applause must be offered to show sponsor The Hind Foundation which recently donated 50 000 to purchase a new audio system This kind of investment in local community theatre is invaluable not only to

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/New-State-of-the-Art-Audio-System (2016-05-01)
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