Major Projects

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A's Baseball Field Concession Stand

The Foundation helped raise over $100,000 for the construction of an updated concession stand and restroom facility.  The structure brought kitchen and restroom facilities up to current codes and allows for more offerings and conveniences for spectators.

The concession stand serves the Pipestone A's amateur league team, the Pipestone Area Schools baseball teams, and various youth programs for all ages.
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Hiawatha Lodge

Situated in the beautiful Hiawatha Pageant Park on the north edge of Pipestone, the Hiawatha Lodge serves as a host facility to many community gatherings and private events. The Foundation raised over $415,000 in funds to build this community amenity.

The park is managed by the City of Pipestone and offers fishing, walking trails, and  picnic area.
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Harmon Park

One of first major projects of the Foundation, the updates are Harmon Park were quickly noticeable and offered not just a beautification, but additional recreation facilities for the city. The Foundation raised and put $220,000 into the park, bringing it back to life as a gathering place for recreation to be enjoyed by residents and visitors.

The park is also home to the Pipestone Family Aquatic Center, a playground and picnic shelter.
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January 3, 2022
"I just wanted to thank you for your generous support of the Meinders Community Library and our young readers. We have used the $2,000 grant from the Foundation (via Pipestone Area Friends of the Library) to purchase a 2022 subscription for monthly books to the library for our junior collection. PAFL’s dedicated $2,000 will go to support the subscription through 2023. These subscriptions will add at least 10 books each month to the collection for the next two years with four additional deliveries of 15-20 books throughout the upcoming years. In addition, Meinders Community Library used the $2,000 to also buy books to quickly replenish books that were purchased by PAS and thus are no longer part of our collection, but have been moved to the elementary school library.

I appreciate your support of our community’s youth, as well as the much-needed funds to help us rebuild a collection in dire need of freshening up!"

Jody Wacker, Executive Director
Meinders Community Library

Community Grant Program

The Pipestone Area Community Foundation provides general grants to local organizations on a regular basis. These grants are made available from general donations to the Foundation and open for consideration on a regular basis.

If your community group would like to be considered, please follow the link on our Grant Applications page.