Foundation News

Announcing the 2023 Wellspring Fund Grantees

February 27, 2024

Resourcing organizations with deep roots and long horizons  Headwaters is proud to celebrate this year’s Wellspring Fund grantees and grantmakers. The Wellspring Fund supports multi-year projects and campaigns within BIPOC-led…

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Our 2023 Annual Report is here

December 18, 2023

We’re excited to share our story of impact in Headwaters’ 2023 Annual Report – out today!  This past year, great challenges called for bold and dedicated action. And in many cases–both here at…

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$100,000 in solidarity with Palestine

December 6, 2023

Dear Community,   I am writing today to announce that Headwaters will be making four rapid response grants of $25,000 for a total of $100,000 to support organizations in Minnesota leading…

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Announcing the winners of Bush Prize: Minnesota

October 17, 2023

Headwaters is proud to announce the 2023 winners of Bush Prize: Minnesota. The Bush Prize is an annual award that celebrates organizations that have cultures of innovation and histories of…

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Democratizing Decisions: Update from Interim Executive Director Bilal Alkatout

September 6, 2023

Dear Community, I am excited to share an update with you about the work that has been happening on our team. Since last fall, Headwaters staff have been working to…

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Announcing the Wellspring Fund

June 5, 2023

The Wellspring Fund is Headwaters’ newest grantmaking fund, and it officially opens today!  For years, we’ve had the goal of offering longer grant terms and larger grant sizes. The message…

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What you need to know about Bush Prize: Minnesota

March 27, 2023

By now we hope you’ve heard the exciting news that Headwaters is partnering with the Bush Foundation to select 2023’s Bush Prize: Minnesota winners.  We will start accepting applications from…

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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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