Grantee Announcement

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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$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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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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Announcing the 2022 Giving Project Grantees

June 28, 2022

The 2022 Giving Project came to an exciting close earlier this month. Thanks to the work of the 20 community members in the cohort, Headwaters has invested in 17 BIPOC-led…

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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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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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Announcing the 2021 Giving Project Grant Recipients and Giving Project Program Cohort Participants

August 2, 2021

The ongoing pandemic might have limited the 2021 Giving Project Program cohort from meeting in person, but it did not prevent them from setting fundraising and grantmaking records at Headwaters. The group of 16 volunteers made it possible…

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Announcing the Transformation Fund Grant Recipients and Community Grantmakers

June 14, 2021

June 15, 2021 Through our Transformation Fund, and with leadership from a group of community volunteer grantmakers,  Headwaters Foundation for Justice (HFJ) is deeply investing in 22 organizations  or coalitions that are led by and for Black people, Indigenous people, and people of…

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The Transformation Fund: Rapid Response Grantmaking Continues

July 15, 2020

On Sunday, May 31st, Headwaters responded to the murder of George Floyd by setting up The Transformation Fund. We wanted to move money quickly to frontline organizations as they kept…

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