Grantmaking at Headwaters

Grantmaking and relationships are at the heart of what we do. We move money to movement organizations in Minnesota working towards justice, liberation, self-determination, and community vitality and vibrancy.

Headwaters invests in organizations across Minnesota that use community organizing as a core strategy to make transformative change, prioritizing BIPOC-led organizing. We do this because we believe that the people who are most affected by society's injustices hold the power to heal society. We know that the journey toward justice, systems change, and liberation takes time and needs resources.

Headwaters does philanthropy differently. We rely on people from the community to participate in all of our grantmaking programs. Staff invite and train people how to do everything from fundraising, reviewing grant proposals, leading site visits, and making final grant decisions.

Learn more about our grantmaking by visiting the pages below!