The Austin City Council accepted a $425,000 donation from the Hormel Foundation during its regular meeting on Monday.
The council was asked to review and prioritize nine grant applications in August. City Administrative Services Director Tom Dankert said the Hormel Foundation would evaluate how the council ranked the applications.
The Hormel Foundation approved seven grant applications including:
• Pickleball Courts – $38,500
The funds will be used for the addition of six pickleball courts in Rotary Park. Pickleball players currently use tennis courts at Neveln Elementary to play.
The total is one-third of the initial request of the initial request for $115,000. Dankert said the remaining two-thirds is expected to be raised by those involved in pickleball.