Fundraising for Hale Page Diamond Lake

Hale Page Diamond Lake Community Association uses the GiveMN platform for fundraising campaigns.

GiveMN is hosting SpringForwardMN from May 1-11 as a statewide giving campaign to help Minnesota nonprofits and schools. Please visit the HPDL giving page to help us make a greater impact in the community.

HPDL funding at a crossroads

The HPDL neighborhood association receives City of Minneapolis funding from several city-wide programs intended to increase community engagement, including the Community Participation Program. Beginning in 2021, Minneapolis will implement the Neighborhoods 2020 plan. The Neighborhoods 2020 plan increases the emphasis on equity in city funding. Funding formulas will be based in part on neighborhood demographics and gentrification. Some neighborhoods will see funding increases; however, Hale, Page, and Diamond Lake will all see significant funding cuts from the city beginning in 2022.

The future of the HPDL community association will depend on new funding sources, including neighborhood fundraising drives and targeted campaigns to support local needs.

HPDL Signature Events

HPDL signature events like Frost Fest and Picnic in the Park make up a significant portion of the HPDL budget​.

Funds are used for equipment rentals, musicians, and activities.

 

Donations for HPDL Signature Events will support family-friendly neighborhood events. Fundraising goal: $400

Little Free Seed Library Bee Lawn Drive

Help HPDL supply our neighborhoods with Bee Lawn Seed mixes. Fundraising goal: $200

In 2021, HPDL sponsored a new Little Free Seed Library that was installed near a community garden on 50th St between 10th and 11th Ave.

 

Vegetable planting will end in early summer, but pollinator friendly landscaping can be completed in summer and fall. Bee lawn and pollinator seeds will be purchased in bulk and offered to the community for free.

Black Voices Black Stories Book Drive

Help HPDL sponsor book drives for a local Little Free Library Focused on black authors. Fundraising goal: $200

In response to the killing of George Floyd, two neighbors installed the Black Voices Black Stories library at at 5858 Park Ave.  They started a book club and community discussion group to educate and build community around fighting racism and discrimination.

The funds raised will help stock the library and support future community discussions.  Local bookseller Magers and Quinn is also a sponsor of this effort.

New Creations Ministries Food Shelf

The New Creations Ministries operates a local food shelf in the Hale neighborhood. The food shelf has faced unprecedented need during the COVID pandemic. HPDL has raised funds on behalf of New Creations, and any funds designated for the food shelf will be directed to New Creations Ministries to apply to the food shelf's greatest needs. Fundraising goal: $200