Greater Pine Area Endowment Announces Fall Grant Opportunity

GPAE                The Greater Pine Area Endowment has announced that a Fall Granting Cycle will be available in 2014.  The deadline for submission of grant applications is Midnight on Tuesday, September 30th.  All application submissions must be completed through the online system operated by the Initiative Foundation and can be found at .

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 Basketball Shooting Machine, Pine County Sheriff’s Department for the purchase of infant keys to AED’s; the Pine EMS First Responders for trauma bags and vehicle; and the Pine City Library for purchase of new computers.

Grant submissions can be made through the GPAE website at .  Organizations seeking assistance in using the online system should contact Becky Schueller at 320-322-4040 or  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 Tuesday, September 30th.


Tom Gahler, Chair
Greater Pine Area Endowment
315 Main Street South, Suite 160
Pine City MN 55063