In 2014, the Hind Foundation granted $500,000 to the Campaign for the Preservation of Mission San Antonio De Padua for the state-mandated seismic retrofit of Mission San Antonio de Padua. The Hind Foundation’s grant will be used for the essential first phase of the preservation project, including the retrofit of the Mission church, west breezeway, campanario, and north mechanical room. This initiative ensures that this landmark, an important piece of California’s history, will continue serving its community effectively and remain an open historical site for future generations to enjoy. The earthquake retrofit project is a comprehensive and long-range project, incorporating additional improvements that are needed to preserve the remaining historic fabric and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades that are essential to providing a universally safe and accessible environment.
- Preserving the Past & Preparing for the Future
Preserving the Mission benefit the educational, historical and archaeological communities, as well as the community of visitors that seek the past to help them understand the present and prepare for the future.