In Partnership with the Bush Foundation

Headwaters offers Community Innovation grants through an ongoing partnership with the Bush Foundation. The project-specific grants support organizations to use problem solving processes that lead to more effective, equitable, and sustainable solutions. This grant allows communities to increase collective understanding of an issue, generate ideas, and/or test and implement solutions.

You tell us about your community. It could be a neighborhood, town, or Native nation. It could be a community of common interest, such as environmental justice. Or, your community might center around cultural identity like transgender youth. You’ll also tell us about your community’s unique challenges and opportunities. Your organization’s proposed project should use inclusive, collaborative, and resourceful processes.

Grant Amount

Grants range from $500 - $20,000. Decide how much funding to request based on the scale and scope of your project.

Application Dates

Organizations can look here for details on when to apply for a Community Innovation Grant.


Connect with Director of Program and Grantmaking Melissa Rudnick about your Community Innovation-specific questions. Grants Associate Ari Baum Hommes can help you with questions specifically about using our grant portal.