How are decisions made?

Headwaters Foundation places community leadership at the center of our grantmaking process.  We believe that the people most affected by injustice and inequity hold the wisdom and power to transform our society.  The Fund of the Sacred Circle puts decision-making in the hands of experienced Native community leaders, who understand the priorities of and have relationships in urban, rural, suburban and reservation communities.  Our leaders review grant proposals and make funding decisions based on their knowledge of community and the fund’s focus and criteria.