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

Macalester College will reopen the Leonard Center to Community Members on June 1, 2023. You must live in close proximity to the College to be eligible for this program. In order to prioritize our student experience, only a limited number of Community Memberships are available. More details for renewing and new members can be found here.

Summer Party

We throw a neighborhood party on the great lawn for our neighbors. Please watch for a postcard 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