Foundation News

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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Celebrate Forward: Sharing Appreciation & Building the Future

August 18, 2022

Join us for a special celebration honoring the contributions of Maria De La Cruz, Allison Johnson Heist, and Julie Remmelts as they transition out of Headwaters! Join us on the…

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Announcing Maria De La Cruz’s Departure from Headwaters

July 14, 2022

A note from Maria De La Cruz, Headwaters President Dear Community,   I am writing to share that I have decided to leave Headwaters Foundation for Justice. Being part of this…

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Foundation News: Farewell to Allison Johnson Heist

July 1, 2022

Allison Johnson Heist joined Headwaters in January 2015 through the Ron McKinley Fellowship at the Minnesota Council on Foundations. For over 7 years, she has dedicated herself to transforming philanthropy.…

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This is what Native philanthropy looks like: Meet the Fund of the Sacred Circle Grantmakers and Grantees

April 26, 2022

Today we are celebrating our newest Fund of the Sacred Circle (FSC) grantees and the Native community grantmakers who selected them. The grantmakers chose 19 Minnesota-based organizations to receive multi-year…

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Bilal Alkatout joins Headwaters staff

April 3, 2022

The team at HFJ grows by one today, so please help us welcome our new Associate Director of Program and Grantmaking Bilal Alkatout!  Bilal is a respected and familiar face…

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Headwaters Receives Major Support from the Bush Foundation

January 25, 2022

Headwaters has a new opportunity to make larger and more multi-year grants to grassroots organizations. The opportunity comes from longtime partners at the Bush Foundation, through their ongoing commitment to community-based philanthropy. We’re…

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Announcing the 2021 Community Innovation Grant Recipients

January 17, 2022

A group of volunteers from the community led our most recent round of Headwaters’ Community Innovation grantmaking work. Thanks to them—and an intermediary partnership we’ve held with the Bush Foundation…

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