Community Partner Awards

Anoka County Public Health is offering Community Partner Awards for organizations, neighborhoods, and groups within Anoka County. 

Funding aims to promote social connectedness and health through physical activity, healthy eating, mental well-being, and smoke-free living. Priority is given to projects supporting populations experiencing health inequities. 

Deadline: March 15th, 2024

Information Session: 

Use this webex link to join us on March 1st, 2024 at 1:00 PM 

If you have any questions about the information session please email 

Information and Instructions for your applications can be found in these downloadable files

Please submit all applications via our online form or email them to

For questions or assistance with the application please contact or 763-324-4200. Interpreters, translations and assistance available upon request.

Examples of Previously Funded Projects

  • Aeon (Parkview Villa) - Creation of a resident garden and walking club to support physical and mental well-being. Read the Aeon Parkview Villa Report here
  • Acorn Academy - Increasing physical activity for preschoolers with supplies and small outdoor equipment. 
  • City of St. Francis and City of Fridley - Increasing opportunities for physical activity by adding benches and wayfinding signage to parks and trails. 
  • Community gardens throughout the county in neighborhoods, parks, faith based communities, and youth organizations. Read the Youth First Success Story here.
  • Creation of culturally-informed physical activity opportunities such as soccer, badminton, and hiking. 
  • Fridley's Springbrook Nature Center added Garden Towers for residents and visitors to learn more about small space gardening.
  • Food shelf support to create increased access to fresh, healthy foods through technical assistance and the purchase of equipment such as refrigerators and freezers. 
  • Great Lakes Management - Promoting active lifestyles for older adults through physical activity equipment. Read the Great Lakes Management Success Story here
  • Rise - Physical activity equipment and nutrition/cooking education supplies to support a curriculum for adults with disabilities. Read the Rise Success Story here
  • Walker Methodist River - Promoting resident wellness through gardening and physical activity. Read the Walker Methodist River Success Story here