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  • Grantee Profiles
    to the Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo to help support the addition of a live orchestra to their annual Nutcracker production in order to elevate the quality of the production Approximately 30 company dancers and 55 child performers from the community participated in this rare opportunity All of these cast members benefited from this professional level experience and the unique challenge of performing with a live orchestra The inclusion of the orchestra was also well received by the Community In fact many patrons attended the ballet for the first time due to the addition of the orchestra and many long time supporters of the ballet had the opportunity to see it for the first time with a live orchestra Noteworthy Outcomes A Gift Performance The dress rehearsal was offered as a Gift Performance to community members who might otherwise not have been able to attend and were graciously distributed through the Community Action Partnership Children Services Network and the Women s Shelter A New Tradition Based on the success of the 2012 production the Civic Ballet made a commitment to include a live orchestra again for the 2013 Nutcracker Return to Search Area of Funding Music Visual Arts Type

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Nutcracker-2012-Live-Orchestra (2016-05-01)
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    the Central Coast In 2011 the Hind Foundation granted 2 500 to the Bluegrass Music Society of the Central Coast BMSCC to aid in bringing musical performances by bands of national or regional caliber to the Parkfield Music Festival The Parkfield Music Festival is popular and well known for the quality of its musical performances and offstage jamming In 2011 BMSCC Board members strive to perpetuate the festival experience by hiring bands that give thrilling performances and whose members will jam with festival goers at all levels of musical proficiency and to create a family friendly venue Noteworthy Results Improved Experience 2011 Festival Attendees enjoyed such regionally and nationally renowned bands as LeRoy Mack Bluegrass Gospel Band Belle Monroe Her Brewglass Boys Stairwell Sistters and more Very special thanks to the Hind Foundation for the generous grant enabling BMSCC to bring high quality national bluegrass artists to Parkfield Wendy Stockton BMSCC President 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 Bluegrass Music Society of the Central Coast P O Box 332 Grover Beach CA 93483 http www bmscc org BMSCC promotes

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Parkfield-Music-Festival (2016-05-01)
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    farmhouse styled 1890 Horn House which was a portion of the Point San Luis Lightstation restoration project Initially known as the Whistle House the Horn House was once the means for audio communication to navigate vessels at sea As renovated the Horn House now provides a historic reference for individuals to go back in time learn from and experience the history of the Central Coast as it was back in the early 20th century a time of kerosene lanterns and sea travel Noteworthy Outcomes Revenue Stream The restoration transformed the historic structure into a working museum gift shop and hall that the Lighthouse Keepers rents out for social gatherings and weddings generating revenue stream to help maintain the history of the Point San Luis Lightstation Guided Tours Central Coast locals and visitors can now take guided tours by foot or by trolley up a beautiful mountain to Point San Luis Lighthouse where they can enjoy breathtaking views stretching from Avila Beach to Vandenberg Air Force Base and witness the whales sea lions and otters that inhabit the coast Return to Search Area of Funding Historical Landmark Restoration Type of Funding Standard Grant Amount Funded 106 000 Year Funded 2007 Year

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Point-San-Luis-Lightstation-Horn-House-Restoration (2016-05-01)
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    Keepers CCLK to help restore the Point Sur Light Station Head Keeper s Dwelling Originally built in 1889 as a single story Engine House the building housed coal and the steam powered donkey engine which powered the tram system that moved people and supplies to the top of Point Sur In 1902 after a road was built that allowed food fuel and supplies to be hoisted up to the top on flat railcars a second story was added to the structure and it was converted to the head keeper s quarters Point Sur Light Station is located 135 miles south of San Francisco on the 361 foot tall rock at the head of the point The lighthouse established in 1889 and automated in 1972 is still in operation to aid navigation Noteworthy Results Restoration Underway Restoration projects that have been completed so far include building stabilization and rebuilding the 1930s era wash room addition and restoration of the historic windows Return to Search Area of Funding Historical Landmark Restoration Type of Funding Standard Grant Amount Funded 125 000 Year Funded 2009 Year Completed 2000 About the Organization Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers P O Box 223014 Carmel CA 93922 831 649

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Point-Sur-Light-Station-Head-Keeper%27s-Dwelling-Restoration (2016-05-01)
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    Xerces Society revealed that six bumble bees nearly one quarter of California s native bumble bee fauna are Endangered or Critically Endangered In order to conserve at risk bumble bees Xerces needs to better understand the current distribution of species that have dramatically declined In early 2013 a pilot citizen monitoring project was initiated to document the current location of bumble bees including many highly imperiled species With support from the Hind Foundation s grant Xerces is launching the project on a large scale by creating a user friendly citizen monitoring web portal The plan is to reach thousands of naturalists gardeners teachers biologists and wildlife enthusiasts within California to engage them in wildlife conservation and collect information that is vital to preserving the state s bumble bee fauna Noteworthy Outcomes Saving A Significant Food Source Pollinators are critical components of our environment and essential to our food security providing pollination to more than 85 percent of flowering plants and contributing to one in three bites of the food that we eat Engaging Community Engaging concerned citizens in Bumble Bee conservation efforts will increase awareness of the decline in wild Bumble Bee populations and put more hands to work on

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Project-Bumble-Bee:-Conserving-Wild-Pollinators-in-California (2016-05-01)
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    the Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos for the restoration of the Captain William G Dana family residence The Dana Adobe is a 13 room adobe residence the original construction of which began in 1839 and was completed in 1851 The adobe is distinguished as the most historic residence in the County of San Luis Obispo is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a California State Historic Landmark No 1033 Noteworthy Outcomes Restoration Phase 3 of 4 Complete An 861 167 award helped fund the acquisition of 29 acres around the adobe that is now owned by DANA and protected in perpetuity The award also funded phase three of the four phase adobe restoration plan currently under way An Educational Tool The plans for the historical park are to recreate Rancho Nipomo much as it was in the mid nineteenth century and to conduct living history presentations that will not only instruct but also involve visitors in the culture and activities of the times Return to Search Area of Funding Historical Landmark Restoration Type of Funding Standard Grant Amount Funded 122 000 Year Funded 2008 Year Completed 2008 About the Organization Rancho Nipomo Dana Adobe 671 S

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Rancho-Nipomo-Dana-Adobe- (2016-05-01)
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    grand villa entrance by creating a dedicated entry point and vehicle drop off area for guests A new turnaround will bring vehicles to a stop directly in front of the villa s historic carved Spanish wood doors This breathtaking view will offer a striking first impression signaling to guests that they are about to step out into a very special place and experience The Foundation s lead gift is intended to be an important vote of confidence that will help Montalvo secure additional project support Noteworthy Outcomes A Step Back In History The new vehicle turnaround will establish the existing Spanish doors as the primary entry point to Montalvo just as they were a century ago when Senator Phelan welcomed guests to the villa Programming Revenue Opportunities The west lawn will be converted from an unusable steeply graded space into a functional and flexible terraced landscape that is a natural extension of the oval garden and grand villa entrance It will be used for programming fundraising events and expanded earned income activities including private rentals and additional concessions stands during events Return to Search Area of Funding Plant Wildlife Restoration Type of Funding Standard Grant Amount Funded 500 000 Year

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Reactivation-of-the-Grand-Villa-Entrance (2016-05-01)
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    house on its historic grounds in Vina California After six years of construction the chapter house and its adjoining atrium are nearing completion During 2010 the first four of the six trans vaulted ceiling units were installed by the stone masons and in 2011 the final two units will be completed as well as the floor of the chapter house During 2011 and 2012 the chapter house and atrium will be completed and the stones masons will accomplish the necessary finishing touches to make the chapter house complete Noteworthy Outcomes Spiritual Journey Once completed the abbey will become a pilgrimage site that draws devoted people from all over the world Increased Visibility The grant from the Hind Foundation which was given at a time when raising funds was a significant challenge gave the project more visibility and credibility than could have been anticipated In turn that visibility created momentum with other supporters who helped the Abbey of New Clairvaux meet its capital campaign goal Return to Search View More Success Stories Area of Funding Historical Landmark Restoration Type of Funding Standard Grant Amount Funded 150 000 Year Funded 2010 Year Completed 2000 About the Organization Sacred Stones at Abbey of

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Sacred-Stones-Project (2016-05-01)
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