Community Partner Awards

This application cycle is currently closed. If you are interested in learning more about SHIP and partnering in the future, please email 

Anoka County Public Health, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) grant, is pleased to announce a community partner award opportunity for community organizations, neighborhoods and/or groups located within Anoka County. Applications are being accepted Now through March 17h, 2023. Organizations can apply for funds to increase social connectedness of a neighborhood, community, group, etc. with a focus on health through physical activity, healthy eating, mental well-being, and smoke free living. Priority will be given to projects that support populations experiencing health inequities.

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. 
  • 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