Hind Foundation Networking

Greenhouse & Infrastructure Improvements

For Transitions Mental Health Association

In 2008, the Hind Foundation granted $38,000 to Transitions Mental Health Association to upgrade existing greenhouses and needed equipment at their Growing Grounds Farm (GGF). The grant will allow their San Luis Obispo Farm to expand its plant propagation efforts, provide a specialized area of training for client employees, and become a new source in the County for locally collected native plant starts. Funds will also allow the farm to make major capital purchases and improvements to greenhouses and other infrastructure. GGF is a non-profit wholesale nursery and farm that has been providing employment, vocational training, and socialization opportunities to adults with mental illness since 1984.

Noteworthy Outcomes
•    Increased Revenue

The expanded plant propagation efforts and greenhouse improvements will produce more plants to be sold, increasing revenue that will continue to expand GGF’s operations.

•    Expanded Client Opportunities
Due to the expanded operations and specialized training, TMHA will be able to provide their clients with better skills and increased opportunities to build a balanced life.

•    Native Plant Propagation
With more native plants to propagate, Central Coast locals can purchase native plants locally and enjoy the benefits they offer.


Area of Funding: Plant & Wildlife Restoration
Type of Funding: Standard Grant
Amount Funded: $38,000
Year Funded: 2008
Year Completed: 2008

About the Organization
Transitions Mental Health Association
784 High Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 540-6500

Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA) is a non-profit organization that helps children and adults live, work and grow in our community. The emphasis of TMHA's many services is to teach vital independent living skills, and build a framework for community re-entry through personal empowerment and hands on experience.