Foundation News

Headwaters announces Bilal Alkatout as Interim Executive Director 

March 8, 2023
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Headwaters Foundation for Justice is thrilled to announce Bilal Alkatout as our Interim Executive Director.   Most recently Bilal was Headwaters’ Director of Program and Grantmaking and has been a key…

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Announcing Bush Prize: Minnesota

March 6, 2023

Goodmorning community,  We have big news! I am excited to share that Headwaters is partnering with the Bush Foundation as one of four community grantmaking partners stewarding the 2023 Bush…

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Investing in Evaluation in 2023

March 1, 2023

In 2015, Headwaters embarked on a listening tour of past, current, and prospective grantees. That practice of deep listening about what our grantees needed from a philanthropic partner made real…

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Our January retreat provides momentum and grounding: an update from Headwaters Directors 

February 8, 2023
A photo of three people wearing masks in front of a colorful mural. Above the blog title, "Our January retreat provides momentum and grounding: an update from Directors"

Dear Community,   In December, we promised to share updates as our team continues to work diligently on co-creating Headwaters’ next chapter. As we settle into the new year, we’re excited…

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A message from Melissa Rudnick, outgoing Headwaters Director of Program and Grantmaking

January 18, 2023

Dear Community,  After much reflection, I decided to move on from my role at Headwaters at the end of 2022. Now, as we enter the new year, I want to…

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Headwaters welcomes Fran Hutchins as newest board member

December 12, 2022

We’re excited to welcome Fran Hutchins as our newest board member! Fran quickly developed a sense of justice growing up in Alabama as a queer and mixed Asian kid in…

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An Update from Headwaters Directors

December 6, 2022

Dear Community,   Headwaters staff have been working hard throughout the summer and fall, dreaming and strategizing about what the future of Headwaters Foundation for Justice will look like. As the…

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How Headwaters doubled down to advance equity and justice

November 28, 2022

Headwaters’ work is change-work. So, in the face of ongoing change in our communities in fiscal year 2022, we stayed rooted in our mission to amplifying the power of community…

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I’m a philanthropist and so are you

November 17, 2022

My name is Julie Vo McConnell but many people call me JVo. I am a member of Headwaters’ Development Committee and an alumni of the 2021 Giving Project program.   Participating…

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Announcing the 2022 Black Seed Fund grantees

August 30, 2022

Headwaters is proud to celebrate this year’s Black Seed Fund grantees and grantmakers. The Black Seed Fund supports Black-led organizations whose work amplifies the political, cultural, and economic power of…

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