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    1 800 square miles with over 8 000 North Coast residents it is the only public library between Big Sur CA and Cayucos CA According to public library standards the original 2 331 square foot library first occupied over 30 years ago was less than one half the size needed to support the area population The new building provides a direct and immediate benefit to the Library s current programs by nearly doubling its collection adding public computer work stations having flexible multi use spaces increasing parking and improved ease of access Noteworthy Outcomes Dedicated Volunteers Since 1991 the Friends of the Cambria Library have donated 350 volunteer hours every month to keep the Cambria Library open staffed and stocked and matched County funds to open a larger facility Through countless fundraisers sacrifice and dedication they made this dream come true Loyal Customers With 4 800 cardholders 662 of them are children the Library handles 100 876 individual checkouts annually responds to 720 Librarian assistance inquiries every month and provides 300 hours of Internet use monthly Strategic Planning Though the new building more than doubles the Library s size and capacity the new operating model means the library will require

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Library-for-Every-Generation (2016-05-01)
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    bandstand originally built in 1915 with donations and volunteer hours Then in October 2010 the general membership voted overwhelmingly in favor of designing and constructing a new 1 300 square foot performance venue The new craftsman style structure designed by Kiwanian Mark Dariz will feature a low pitched gable roof with wide overhangs exposed rafter tails and post and beam river rock and shiplap exterior siding Another Kiwanian general contractor Paul Norton will oversee construction where much of the work will be performed by members such as demolition of the old bandstand site cleanup painting and more Construction of the bandstand is estimated to cost around 68 000 and will be completed in 2013 to coincide with the City of Atascadero s centennial celebration Noteworthy Outcomes Source of Civic Pride The new public bandstand will be given to the City as a gift from the Atascadero Kiwanis The new structure which will comply with the City s design guidelines will provide a beautiful venue for public and private events Potential Revenue Source The new structure will not only provide a venue to host public events but there is a potential for additional revenue through fees paid for private events such

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Atascadero-Lake-Park-Bandstand (2016-05-01)
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    San Luis Obispo Symphony The magnitude of this project 150 artists musicians and production staff presented challenges as expected but each was overcome by way of careful planning led by the OperaSLO Executive Director and Cal Poly Professor Sharon Dobson over a year in advance Carmen was staged by director Ross Halper and musically directed and conducted by Dr Brian Asher Alhadeff who serves as Artistic and General Director of OperaSLO Noteworthy Results High Caliber Opera San Luis Obispo residents enjoyed the opportunity to attend Carmen without having to travel a great distance The cultural value of having high quality opera locally while still enjoying the small town attributes of San Luis Obispo County offers the best of both worlds Shares Resources The internal sharing of plans and resources among each of the performing arts organizations orovided all of the collaborators the operatunities to build audience to reach a more diverse audience and build capacity through joint marketing and to explore other ways of allocating resources more effectively and efficiently in the future Jobs for Artists The project provided approximately 150 jobs for artists living in San Luis Obispo County from chorus members dancers costumers set designers builders painters instrumentalists

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Carmen:-A-City-Wide-Arts-Collaboration (2016-05-01)
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    currently holds authentic memorabilia items from all military branches and recent conflicts while The Brooks Building houses restored military vehicles a collection of inert bombs and missiles a minor restoration garage and a storage area for military uniforms The museum will dedicate the new facility to the Hind Foundation by naming it the Hind Pavilion which will showcase the many exhibits that the museum currently cannot display due to lack of space from jeeps and fighter jets to antique ambulances and modern missiles and other countless equipment and memories Additionally the gift shop will be moved to this new Hind Pavilion Noteworthy Outcomes Paying Tribute The Hind Pavilion will pay tribute to current and past servicemen and women By recognizing a part of their history we re recognizing our country s history Educating Visitors The Museum provides visitors with an in depth look into our Country s relatively current history of wartime life and sacrifice Return to Search View More Success Stories Area of Funding Historical Landmark Restoration Type of Funding Standard Grant Amount Funded 243 563 Year Funded 2011 Year Completed 2000 About the Organization Estrella WarBirds Museum 4251 Dry Creek Road Paso Robles CA 93446 805 238 9317

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Military-Museum-Expansion (2016-05-01)
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    milkweed plants in the monarch s spring and summer breeding areas across the United States is believed to be a significant factor contributing to the reduced number of monarchs recorded in overwintering sites in California and Mexico To reverse this trend this project will ensure a supply of milkweed for restoration planting and promoting the use of milkweeds to restore a missing link in the habitat for Monarchs Noteworthy Outcomes Additional Funding The Hind Foundation s grant ensured a Federal match grant and together those funds provided for the salary of a plant ecologist for three years Project Certainty The granted funds is enough to support a plant ecologist for three years allowing the organization to move forward with certainty that they could successfully implement their program To have secured funding in place for not one or even two but three years is a significant accomplishment for a relatively smaller nonprofit organization like the Xerces Society The Hind Foundation s approach to applicants is very different from other foundations they were always accessible and were very helpful with the framing of our proposal Scott Black Executive Director Xerces Society Return to Search View More Success Stories Area of Funding Plant

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Milkweed-Propagation- (2016-05-01)
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    Wildlife Care PWC to fund a recovery tank and medical equipment Some of the equipment included microscopes telescopes exam lights IV stand and other necessary medical supplies The recovery tank is needed to treat wildlife that has been rescued from hot waters The PWC uses the tank to reintroduce the wildlife into their natural colder water Noteworthy Outcomes Cost Savings With the purchase of lab equipment the PWC saves on Veterinarian and labs costs and are able to get immediate results from tests run which enables them to address the rehabilitation more quickly Primary Care Designation The installation of the recovery tank helped established PWC as an Oiled Wildlife Care Network OWCN primary care facilities throughout the state A primary care facility can rehabilitate pelagic birds where 2nd care facilities can only stabilize birds for transport to primary care facilities This designation is a huge accomplishment because there are only 12 facilities like PWC throughout the state Return to Search View More Success Stories Area of Funding Plant Wildlife Restoration Type of Funding Standard Grant Amount Funded 11 000 Year Funded 2008 Year Completed 2008 About the Organization Pacific Wildlife Care P O Box 1134 Morro Bay CA 93443 805

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Recovery-Tank-And-Medical-Equipment- (2016-05-01)
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    include 1 Back Bay Pilot Plantings 2 Bay Wide Submerged Vegetation Mapping 3 Pilot Plot Monitoring 4 Eelgrass Zostera marina Planting and 5 Future Planting Monitoring Historically Morro Bay contained the largest remaining eelgrass acreage south of San Francisco Bay While eelgrass acreage naturally oscillates local eelgrass has dramatically declined in the last six years In 2007 there were 344 acres of eelgrass beds In 2010 there were only 176 acres In early 2013 an estimated 70 100 acres remained Seagrass habitats are ranked one of the most biodiverse community types on earth supporting an array of species with their complex structure and organic nutrients Eelgrass beds serve as nursery grounds for economically important fish and provide important filtering services for estuaries thus helping to improve water quality for sea life wildlife and people Noteworthy Outcomes Doing It Right the First Time In a typical eelgrass planting phase crews normally plant 1 500 planting units day which equals 7 5 planting plots day This grant allowed the Estuary to plant an additional 2 250 eelgrass planting units or 11 25 plots recovery nodes increasing the planting success rate Goal Exceeded The final count was 9 775 units processed and 49

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Eelgrass-Recovery-Program (2016-05-01)
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    2 5 miles of hiking trails in the midst of Silicon Valley Montalvo Arts Center occupies a historic Mediterranean style villa and hosts three performing arts venues a 10 studio artist residency complex and a formal Italianate garden Built in 1912 by Senator James Phelan California s first elected senator Montalvo was bequeathed by Phelan to the state of California to serve as a site for the advancement of art music literature and architecture The Arts Center in celebration of its centenary celebration launched a 50 million capital campaign to groom the nonprofit center s grounds upgrade its Garden Theatre and century old villa broaden its artists residency program expand its endowment and much more As a first step toward their goal the 250 000 grant was given to spruce up its gopher riddled front lawn for fundraisers parties and high heeled concertgoers Noteworthy Outcome Creating Momentum Renovating the grounds to create a beautiful setting for future fundraising efforts creates momentum among donors who can see that their endowments will directly enhance the Center s facilities and programs Return to Search Area of Funding Historical Landmark Restoration Type of Funding Standard Grant Amount Funded 250 000 Year Funded 2012 Year

    Original URL path: http://www.hindfoundation.org/Grantees/Grounds-Renovation-Master-Plan-And-Implementation (2016-05-01)
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