Balaton Area Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Project for Southwest Initiative Foundation

An affiliate of the Southwest Initiative Foundation, the Balaton Area Community Foundation benefits the Balaton area in Minnesota.

Mission Statement

Dedicated to making Balaton a growing and healthy community by providing opportunities for everyone to impact the present and invest in the future.

Grant total since inception (including grants made for operating expenses): $40,269

Fiscal Year 2017 Grantmaking  

Awarded grants totaling $5,250 including:

City of Balaton:

  • for a new ambulance for the Balaton Ambulance Service
  • for a sign for the community golf course
  • for a surface coating on the Lyons Park basketball court
  • to construct Eastbay Play Park near the golf course as part of the sports complex addition
  • to cover the picnic shelter rafters at Lakeside Park and prevent birds from gathering and nesting
  • to purchase golf equipment for youth to borrow at the clubhouse at Balaton Eastbay 9
  • to support the Balaton Fun Fest celebration 

Local Contact Information

Balaton Area Community Foundation
PO Box 132
Balaton, MN 56115
Telephone: (507) 734-4879
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Board Members  

  • Bruce Larson, Co-Chair
  • Gayle Kaup, Treasurer
  • Mary Timmermann
  • Ann Gifford
  • Rachel Janssen
  • Willis Wendland
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