Hind Foundation Networking

New Historical Home for a Nonprofit

For Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County

In 2010, the Hind Foundation granted $854,141 to the Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County (CFSLOC) to fund the purchase of the Foundation’s new historic home located at 550 Dana Street in San Luis Obispo, CA. The Barneberg House is a beautiful 100-year-old residence originally built in 1914 for a local bank owner, John Barneberg. In the 1970s the Duenow family acquired the residence and converted it into an office building in the early 1990s. As the building’s third owner, the CFSLOC's plan is to preserve the building and make it available to nonprofits and community groups. The 4,300 sf  building has plenty of room to house appropriate nonprofits for the first few years and accommodate CFSLOC's future growth. In only 12 years, the Community Foundation has grown its endowment to $26 million, and granted over $15 million to the community through its 200 funds and scholarships.

Noteworthy Outcomes

  • Paying it Forward
    Since the SLOCCF supports a wide range of local nonprofits in San Luis Obispo County, their physical presence in the County ensures that nonprofits and the Central County community have the resources they need to thrive.


Area of Funding: Historical Landmark Restoration
Type of Funding: Standard Grant
Amount Funded: $854,141
Year Funded: 2010
Year Completed: 2010

About the Organization
Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County
550 Dana Street
PO Box 1580
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543-2323

We accomplish our work by supporting local nonprofits, helping people donate money strategically, and building endowments for the future. We focus our activities on the needs of the residents of San Luis Obispo County, California.