Greater Pine Area Endowment Announces Spring 2010 Granting Cycle

Friday, March 19th, 2010 at 9:38 am

The Greater Pine Area Endowment has announced that a Spring Granting Cycle will be available in 2010.  The deadline for submission of grant applications is Friday, April 30, 2010.  There will be $18,000 in grant funding available in this spring granting cycle.

The Greater Pine Area Endowment Fund was created in 1992 as a component fund of the Initiative Foundation to develop community resources and to enhance the quality of life of individuals and families in the Pine City area.  The GPAE funds have been established to provide financial resources for the needs of the greater Pine area within the physical boundaries of the Pine City School District 578.

The grant funds can be used for economic or community development projects.  For economic development projects, funding will be considered for projects that lead to quality job creation or high tech employment.  Projects that promote community pride and quality of life through environmental stewardship and community beautification would be considered under the community development category.  The GPAE will also consider proposals that positively impact the housing, safety, employment and other needs of the more vulnerable members of the community including youth, the elderly and those who are low-income.

Since its inception, the GPAE has granted to organizations such as Pine City Schools for the Community Electronic Message Display Board, Pine County Sheriff’s Department for the K-9 Unit Start-up; the Pine City Arts Council for the Robinson Park Gazebo Addition; and the City of Pine City/Pine City Area Chamber of Commerce for website restructure.

Recently updated applications for the Spring Granting Cycle for 2010 can be obtained by contacting Becky Schueller at 320-629-4565 or info@pinecitychamber.com or Tom Gahler at 320-629-7713.  A new website has also been created where more information on granting guidelines and application forms can be obtained.  Visit the website at www.greaterpineareaendowment.com for more details. Complete grant applications can be submitted in person, by mail or by electronic communication, on or before the deadline date of Friday, April 30, 2010.

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