Foundation News

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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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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