Land & Waters Preservation Trust Endowment will award $20,00 in grants to worthy projects in April 2021.

Land & Waters, administered by the Initiative Foundation, is a joint endowment of the Whitefish Area Property Owners Association and the Pine River Watershed Alliance.

The grant application submission period runs Dec. 1, 2020 through March 1, 2021.

Land & Waters may request more information with a deadline of March 15, 2021. Grants will be made April 1, 2021, and projects should be completed in 2021. Project grants will be made for proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations that fit one or more of the following priorities:

  • Enhance and protect surface and aquifer water quality in the Pine River Watershed.
  • Support sustainable riparian land management practices.
  • Protect habitat for native plants and animals.
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Applicants may be lake associations, local units of government or environmental groups. Projects proposed by the two parent organizations, WAPOA and PRWA, will also be considered.

To apply, go to the Pine River Watershed Alliance website (, click “Resources & Links” to get grant guidelines and an application. If there are questions regarding the grant process or application, contact Ron Meyer at

Land & Waters Preservation Trust was created by WAPOA and the PRWA and is a Turn Key Fund of the Initiative Foundation. Land & Waters Preservation Trust is a grant making endowment fund directed to preserving and protecting the water quality in the Pine River Watershed. More information is available from WAPOA, PRWA or the Initiative Foundation.