Grant Opportunity with GPAE

Greater Pine Area Endowment opens next grant cycle for non-profits, schools, and units of government in the local boundaries of ISD 578.  Grant applications due by August 31st at midnight. 

The online application center is now open for the next round of grant applications and a deadline of August 31st has been set.  Eligible applicants include 501(c)3 non –profit organizations, units of government or schools based within the ISD 578 boundaries or serve the residents living or working within the physical boundaries of ISD 578.

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.
Grant submissions are made through the GPAE website at  Organizations seeking assistance in using the online system should contact Becky Schueller at 320-322-4040.  A copy of the Grant Guidelines is available online or can be picked up from the Chamber of Commerce office at 315 Main Street South.   Online submissions are due by Midnight on Thursday, August 31, 2017.