Democracy in Action Fund



Headwaters' mission is to amplify the power of community to advance equity and justice. At a time when our democracy is failing and harming so many of us, we believe it is critical to invest in the people most directly impacted by injustice. The Democracy in Action Fund will support groups that use a community organizing approach to build and strengthen democratic systems and institutions that are inclusive, advance the self-determination of marginalized peoples, and are accountable to community. 

Headwaters' Giving Project participants will raise funds and use our community-led grantmaking model to make one-year $10,000 general operating grants.

Applications will be accepted January 18th, 2018 at 9am through March 1st, 2018 at 5pm.

Please click here to read a PDF version of the Democracy in Action Fund guidelines and application questions. 

If you are interested in applying for the Democracy in Action Fund, we strongly encourage you to attend an Information Session. Click here to register for a session. 

Contact Allison Johnson Heist if you have questions.