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 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 操作聚拢® 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 操作聚拢® 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 (操作聚拢®) 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. 

操作聚拢® 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.

The deadline for 2024 has closed. The 2025 grant process will be open in January 2025.

Learn about the 2023 Impact Grant Winner