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Fall Granting Cycle Announced For Pine Area

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 at 7:53 am

The Greater Pine Area Endowment has announced that a Fall Granting Cycle will be available in 2011. The postmark deadline for submission of grant applications is Friday, October 28, 2011.

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 Pine City Library for purchase of new computers.

Recently updated applications for the Fall Granting Cycle for 2011 can be obtained by contacting Becky Schueller at 320-322-4040 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, October 28, 2011.

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