Crow Wing Energized



Click to download the Healthy Community grant application PDF CWE Healthy Community Grant Application 2018 fillable

Word CWE Healthy Community Grant Application 2018

Application deadline(s):

January 26, 2018

February 23, 2018

March 27, 2018

When choosing grant applicants we prioritized those who closely followed the Crow Wing Energized Guiding Principles:

  1. We seek to create and sustain a united approach to improving health and wellness in our community and surrounding area.
  2. We seek collaboration towards solutions with multiple stakeholders (e.g. schools, worksites, medical center) to improve community engagement and commitment focused on improving community health.
  3. We seek to prioritize evidence based efforts around greatest community good that can be achieved through our available resources.

Qualifying grants are provided on a first come basis, so we advise partners to apply early.

Click to download frequently asked questions PDF CWE_Grant_FAQ



Connecting community resources is at the heart of the Crow Wing Energized movement. See a list of community resources below.  Community Grant applications are now being accepted for 2018 Healthy Schools Community Grants.  Download the application in PDF or Microsoft Word.



Download the Workplace Wellness application fillable PDF CWE WW Grant Application 2018 fill or Microsoft Word CWE WW Grant Application 2018


Aging Coalition

Download a list of telephone numbers

Advance Directive FAQ:

Honoring Choices Minnesota Health Care Directives:

Aging with Dignity’s 5 Wishes Advance Directive:

Smoking Cessation Links


Resources in Crow Wing County

Click name of organization, call or click email link for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous – achieve sobriety

Bridges of Hope – build bridges of support, anchored in Christ’s love, between families and the community assets

Brainerd Lakes Limbs & Things Amputee Group – networking and support for amputees and their families

Camp Vanasek – outdoor youth camp, Whipple Lake, environment

The Center community resource on aging

Child Care Aware – child care referrals, resources, education

City of Brainerd – Walkable/Bikable City Committee – walk, bike, Brainerd

City of Crosby – Active Living Advisory Group – Crosby, bike, walk

Crisis Line and Referral Service – confidential, non-judgmental 24/7 crisis line for people who need a listening ear, information, referral resources, or crisis mental health intervention 800-462-5525

Crosslake Community School – Wellness Committee – school, staff wellness

Crow Wing County – Crow Wing, services, health, emergency services, children, families, veteran, victims

Crow Wing County Licensed Family Child Care Association – child care, health, safety, education

Crow Wing County Victim Services – support, court related, and financial services for crime victims

Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew – Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trail and the volunteers that maintain them

Early Childhood Coalition – fatherhood, kindergarten transition, safety, healthy eating

Essentia Health health, wellness, doctor, emergency, mental health

Five Wings Art Council – encourage and promote arts creation, appreciation, and education through grant programs and technical assistance

Infant Feeding Support – 855-710-BABY (855-710-2229) lactation specialists, M-F, 8am – 4:30pm

Kitchigama Regional Library System – Brainerd – public library and learning programs

Kiwanis Club – children, active living, service

Mid MN Womens’ Center – 24-hour emergency shelter for battered women and their children

Minnesota Food Charter – resources for schools, health care, communities, and work places

Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association – education, resources, services, advocacy
New Pathways – shelter for children and families, emergency

Northland Arboretum – nature preservation, recreation, education, research

Operation Sandwich – healthy food for children (not during the school year)

Parent Aware – childcare, kindergarten readiness

Paul Bunyan Cyclists – promoting safe and enjoyable cycling

Region 5 Recovery – mental health news, events, announcements

Salvation Army – meet the material and emotional needs of a person before ministering to them spiritually

Senior Linkage Line – Click to download Brainerd flyer, or click to download Staples flyer

United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties
– improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community

Veterans Services – information and services for veterans

Wellness in the Woods – mental fitness



Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army Food Shelf, 208 S 5th St, Brainerd

218-829-1120 | Tues. – Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Cuyuna Range Food Shelf, 302 Cross Ave, Crosby

218-546-7444 | 2nd & 3rd Wed. 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.


Crosslake Emergency Food Shelf, 34212 CR 3, Crosslake

218-692-1004 | 1st & 3rd Fri. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Emily Area Food Shelf, 20948 Co. Rd. #1, Emily

218-763-3097 | 3rd Wed. 9:30 – 11 a.m. & Thurs. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. & 1st Wed. 9:30 – 11 a.m. bread & produce only


Garrison Area Care Givers Food Shelf, 9535 Madison St., Garrison

320-692-5399 | Tues. & Thurs. 1 – 5 p.m.


Lakes Area Food Shelf, 29280 State Hwy 371, Pequot Lakes

218-568-8474 | Tues. & Thurs. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.








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Click to read about the Center program that encourages seniors to get energized.

Click to read about Forestview Earth Diggers, a Crow Wing Energized grant recipient