High Winds Fund administers or supports programs that improve and enhance the beauty, serenity and security of the neighborhood.

Neighborhood Programs

Leonard Center Community Memberships

We appreciate your patience as we begin our academic year and prioritize the safety of our students, staff and faculty. Based on the current number of break-through Covid cases in MN, the Leonard Center Community Membership Program is currently on hold. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 case rates and update campus protocols as appropriate. Please check back on this page for updated information and we look forward to a time when we can invite our neighbors back to campus in a more open way.

Summer Party

We throw a neighborhood party on the great lawn for our neighbors. Please watch for a post card in early summer.

Organics Recycling Drop Off Site

Members can drop-off their organics at a site hosted by Patagonia and administered by Macalester Groveland Community Council. For more information about participating please contact Macalester Groveland Community Council


HOURCAR is a car sharing program. Macalester currently has three cars and one pick-up truck located in the Patagonia / French Meadow parking lot. For more information about participating please contact HOURCAR.


Programs for Macalester Faculty and Staff

Rental Housing Near Campus

Walk to Work Program