Fund of the Sacred Circle

The Fund of the Sacred Circle (FSC) is Headwaters Foundation’s longest-standing fund. Since the early 2000s, FSC grants have been investing in Native-led organizations in Minnesota that focus on community organizing; self-determination and sovereignty; and systems change.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to: language and cultural revitalization; reclamation of traditional lifeways; protection of environment, waters, foodways, and land; sovereignty and treaty rights; civic participation; and narrative change. 

The Fund honors and acknowledges Indigenous-led organizations who nurture vibrant, thriving, just Indigenous communities now and for future generations. FSC grants invest in work that centers culture and tradition; Native leadership; connections to land and language; sovereignty and self-determination; and community organizing and engagement. 

Grant decisions are made by a committee of Native community members. We entrust our grantmaking volunteers to review proposals and make collective investment decisions using the Fund’s criteria.

We are not currently accepting Fund of the Sacred Circle applications, but will update our website when that changes.

For more information, contact Wakíŋyaŋ LaPointe, Program Officer, Native Communities at or 612-400-6277.