A fund partner of the Southwest Initiative Foundation, the Heron Lake-Okabena Community Foundation benefits the HL-O area in Minnesota.

Mission Statement

To enrich the community by promoting education and opportunities in the hope of creating a legacy of pride and partnership.

Grant total since inception (including grants made for operating expenses): $57,887

Fiscal Year 2013 Grantmaking

Awarded grants totaling $9,992, including:

  • Heron Lake American Legion Auxiliary for Veteran’s Memorial landscaping, flags, lighting, cement work and biography booklet
  • Heron Lake Day Care Center, Inc., for maintenance
  • Heron Lake Library for K-12 books
  • ISD #330 - Southwest Star Concept Schools for Community Education youth basketball jerseys
  • ISD #330 - Southwest Star Concept Schools for a new drum set
  • ISD #330 - Southwest Star Concept Schools for a high school parenting group in partnership with partner with Cottonwood/Jackson Pubic Health
  • ISD #330 - Southwest Star Concept Schools for Skatetime physical education program
  • ISD #330 - Southwest Star Concept Schools for Teen Outreach Program curriculum
  • Western Community Action, Inc., for the Heron Lake/Okabena Food Shelf

Local Contact Information

Heron Lake-Okabena Community Foundation
PO Box 97
Okabena, MN 56161
Telephone: (507) 793-2582
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Board Members

  • Collette Diemer, Chair
  • Jim Schneider, Vice-Chair
  • Margaret (Mitz) Diemer, Secretary
  • Tracy Freking, Treasurer
  • Amy R. Bang
  • Jackie Baumgard
  • Angie Haberman
  • Terri Pelzel
  • Bardene Peter
  • Annie Rasche
  • Julianne Volk
  • Ann Wendorff

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