Grantee Announcement

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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Here are the Summer 2020 Community Innovation Grant Recipients

July 7, 2020

Headwaters recently awarded Community Innovation grants, totaling $303,500, to 21 organizations. An ongoing partnership with Saint Paul-based Bush Foundation made the grants possible. The investments will help grantee partners and…

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Announcing the 2020 Giving Project Grant Recipients and Cohort Participants

June 29, 2020

June 30, 2020Headwaters Foundation for Justice (HFJ) gave 14 Minnesota-based grassroots organizations Giving Project grants. A 19-member Giving Project Program volunteer cohort made the general operating investments possible. The cohort…

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About the 2nd Wave of Communities First Fund Grant Recipients

May 13, 2020

Good afternoon Community, I hope you’re finding new ways to stay connected while being physically distant. Lately, I’ve been enjoying long walks with my wife and dinnertime with our kids—things…

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Announcing the 1st Wave of Communities First Fund Grant Recipients

April 21, 2020

April 17th, 2020 Good afternoon Community, It was clear to me from the start that the coronavirus pandemic would change daily life for all Minnesotans—both in the short- and long-term.…

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