More than eighty-six percent of Crow Wing Power members participate in 操作聚集® by allowing the Cooperative to round up their monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar.

操作聚集® is a charitable giving 程序, unique to electric cooperatives, that is designed to provide financial donations to worthwhile community 程序s. Since the 程序’s inception in 1996, 操作聚集® and Crow Wing Power members have awarded over $4 million to local non-profit 组织s and community service 程序s.

The rounded-up funds (an average of 50¢/month) are placed in a trust fund that is administered by an independent trust board made up of Cooperative members. 操作聚集® funds are given to local civic 组织s and worthy causes through an application and selection process. 



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操作聚集® contributions are generally made to 501(c)3 组织s whose activities benefit members of the Crow Wing Power service area in the following categories:

  • Early Childhood, Youth, and Senior Organizations
  • 食品货架上
  • Community Organizations
  • School 奖学金
  • Local Environmental Projects
  • Provide Life-Saving Equipment for Local Emergency Responders
  • Human health and well-being

* Typical contributions are between $500 — $3000.

操作聚集® funding is distributed quarterly, and the application deadlines for each round are as follows:

  • 1月1日
  • 4月1日
  • 7月1日
  • 10月1日

To apply for funding please complete the application below.

Complete the Online Form    Download and Mail Printable Form


The 操作聚集® 程序 is operated by the Crow Wing Power Community Trust, a separate non-profit 组织 run by nine Crow Wing Power members who act as trustees. Trustees review applications quarterly and determine funding allocations and distribution.  

Current trustees include:

  • Karleen Nelson-Richards
  • 托德Malecha
  • 特里)
  • 琼约翰逊
  • 凯瑟琳·斯蒂芬
  • 杰克逊Purfeerst
  • 马特·克里安
  • 史蒂夫城市

Trustees on the 操作聚集® Trust Board serve a maximum of 6 years.

查看列表 of 组织s that recently received funding from the 操作聚集® 程序.

Crow Wing Power members are automatically enrolled in the 操作聚集® 程序 when they sign up for electric service. Program details are included in the New Member Packet.

Member’s average contribution is 50 cents per month, or $6.00美元一年.

To opt-out of the 程序, members need to notify Crow Wing Power by completing the 选择退出表格 or calling (218) 829-2827.

Crow Wing Power Community Trust (操作聚集®) provides an annual grant opportunity for 组织s in April. The grant historically has been given to worthy applicants in amounts up to $12,000. The purpose of the Impact Grant is to give a boost to a unique project/程序, 组织, 或社区 to ensure its success.

Applicants must show that this one-time grant would have major impact for their project, 组织, 或社区. The 组织 needs to show that they have a history of success, or if it is a start-up project, the business plan must be strong and show large community support. 

操作聚集® is funded by participating members of Crow Wing Power who allow the cooperative to round up their electric bills to the nearest whole dollar. The small change adds up to a big change for area 程序s.

Please contact Jenna Anderson or Kara Mudford at Crow Wing Power, 218-829-2827 or 1-800-648-9401, for any questions related to applying for the 2024 Impact Grant.

Deadline March 31, 2024

Learn about the 2023 Impact Grant Winner


Printable Application