Our mission is to amplify the power of community to advance equity and justice.

About HFJ and our Four Core Values

We are a social justice community foundation that invests in grassroots organizations across Minnesota. We use the power of relationships to raise and move money, supporting action that leads to change. Our network of donors give at all levels and according to values we share. We know philanthropy can do a better job, so we use our position as a community foundation and push for reform. We prioritize supporting the work of Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color. And we do this as a team of people who care for each other as much as our mission. 

Two guests at the 2016 Change Makers Gala. One wears a multicolor, cap-sleeved dress and glasses; the other wears a black button up shirt, grey vest, and white bowtie. Both are smiling.
15 people of diverse backgrounds stand together along a multi-level staircase, smiling for a group photo.

Our Four Core Values

Advance Equity

Our work supports movements and systems change that lead to individual resiliency and community power.

Demand Inclusion

People who are most affected by inequity are often left out of decision-making work. We insist on changing that—nationally, regionally, and locally.

Transform Power

We grow power through community-led grantmaking, donor education, and leadership development.

Trust In Community

A community knows itself best, and its people need to lead the way to collective liberation. Our job is to listen to and support the solutions that will improve life for all Minnesotans.