Grounds for


Writing the next chapter at Hiawatha Golf & Play


At the Bronze Foundation, we seek to create an all-inclusive, state-of-the-art golf campus that unites communities and educates and shapes the leaders of tomorrow.

Applied Learning

Through partnerships with youth golf development organizations like the MGA, Evans Scholars Foundation and First Tee. We offer a home course to community golf teams, hosting after-school programs, and providing hands-on experiential learning experiences, we’ll invest in the future leaders of our community.

Historic Future

We preserve and celebrate Hiawatha's great history by putting it on the National Historical Registry.
We are creating cultural exhibits, history tours, and educational opportunities for community youth. Thus, we will encourage future generations to make their own mark on the world, like the legends who came before them at Hiawatha Golf Course.

Community Landmark

We want to restore our waterways. We support Alternative 6, a water management design that reduces pumping and the threat of flooding to homes near Hiawatha Golf Course. This plan preserves the historic 18 hole course.

Sustainable Philanthropy

Not only does this undertaking create local jobs, raise funds to support youth programs, and add dollars in new revenue to better our city. The operating model of the foundation will be financially self-sustaining. Revenue from daily operations will be invested back into the maintenance of the campus and our important programs.

Recent News

Brooks: Minneapolis Park Board takes another swing at historic Hiawatha golf course

Last summer, the board rejected a flood-mitigation plan that would have chopped the historic course in half. One election later, Hiawatha — a public course cherished by generations of Black golfers — is back on the chopping block.

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Black golfers find an ally in Tom Lehman

Black community leaders at Hiawatha Golf Club in south Minneapolis reach out to famed Minnesota professional golfer and course designer Tom Lehman in a bid to find an ally to save the historic course.

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Hiawatha Golf Club to be Proposed for National Register of Historic Places

The future of Minneapolis’ Hiawatha Golf Club, the first course in the Upper Midwest to allow Black golfers to play (1938), has taken an important turn.

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On May 25, 2020, George Floyd lost his life while in the custody of Minneapolis police. About two months later, spurred by massive protest and civil unrest locally and around the world…

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