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Fall Deadline for Greater Pine Area Endowment Set for August 31

From the Greater Pine Area Endowment:

"The Greater Pine Area Endowment invites local non-profit organizations to submit grant requests for the upcoming fall review date. The deadline for submission of grant applications is midnight on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

“This will be our second round of applications for the current year, and we are hoping to spend the remaining dollars in the 2021 grant fund to help benefit the community,” says Vice-Chairman Nancy Mach. “We are looking for new organizations to apply for these funds to see them distributed to our non-profits to support events and programming that benefit the entire community.”

Also of importance for interested organizations are the changes adopted by the Initiative Foundation to a new grant interface. Every organization that wishes to apply, whether they have been funded before or not, will need to create a new account before completing their first application. It is recommended that an organization email, and not a personal email, is used to create the new account. The intent is for only one login to be connected to each organization.

The Greater Pine Area Endowment Fund was created in 1992 and is one of the Community Funds administered by the Initiative Foundation. A local advisory board reviews all applications and makes recommendations for final approval. Eligible organizations are 501(c)3 non-profit organizations, schools, or units of government within the ISD 578 school district boundaries.

The Pine Endowment has directed priorities for the current year 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."

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