Maria De La Cruz

Maria De La Cruz

Maria De La Cruz

Associate Executive Director
(612) 400-6263

Maria De La Cruz is the Associate Executive Director at Headwaters Foundation for Justice. She leads the foundation’s grantmaking, leadership development, capacity building, and development strategies. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Metropolitan State University, and her Master’s degree and Juris Doctorate at Hamline University. Maria serves as the board chair for Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and as a board member for the Minnesota Council on Foundations. Prior to her time at Headwaters, she worked at OutFront Minnesota, Minnesotans United, TakeAction Minnesota, and Casa de Esperanza. Maria lives in Hopkins with her wife Shawn, children Emmanuel and Alejandra, and their dog Luigi.