Headwaters Announces Executive Leadership Change

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - Headwaters Foundation for Justice announced that David Nicholson has made the decision to move out of his role as executive director—a role he has held for the last six years. The Foundation will continue to advance...

Headwaters Introduces Community Innovation Grant Recipients

Headwaters Introduces Community Innovation Grant Recipients

An ongoing partnership with the Bush Foundation supports creative problem solving

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Give to the Max Day 2018

Headwaters Foundation is turning 35 in 2019 and we've radically changed philanthropy’s landscape, by creating a new ...

Meet the Latest Community Innovation Grant Program Recipients

Exciting news! We awarded $120,000 to 12 organizations through our Community Innovation Grant program. The one-year, project-based grants ranged from $500 to $10,000 and are made possible by an ongoing partnership with the Bush Foundation.

Meet the Democracy in Action Fund Grantmakers

June 26, 2018

A Giving Project cohort of 23 cross-class,...

In the Community

Actualizing Equity: A Community Gathering

January 18, 2018: 3-6pm: Cowels Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN

Join an invigorating...

Democracy in Action Fund – Application Opens in January!

In 2018, participants in Headwaters’ next Giving Project will raise funds for the Democracy in Action Fund. This grant will provide 1-year general operating support of $10,000 to organizations working at the intersection of organizing and...

2017 Grantee Convening Recap

On June 29th, Headwaters hosted its 2017 Grantee Convening! Ninety-one people working to advance equity and justice gathered from all over the state to learn,...

Headwaters Foundation for Justice Announces New Majority Fund Grantees

Interested in joining the next Giving Project? Details will be available in the fall of 2017, with a start date in early 2018

In the Community

Happy Pride! Headwaters’ grantees, donors, partners and friends are celebrating pride with events, community gatherings, performances, organizing, parties, and acts of resistance...

In the Community

Check out some of these upcoming events in the community. 

Additional Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

The Hill-Snowdon Foundation, in partnership with the General Service Foundation, is launching the Defending the Dream Fund to provide expedited resources to grassroots...

Community Innovation Grants – Accepting Applications Starting June 7, 2017

Headwaters Foundation will accept applications for Community Innovation Grants starting Wednesday, June 7. Applications are due no later than 5pm Wednesday, June 21, via our online web portal. Grants range from $500 to $10,000.


One week left...

We hope you’ll join us at Headwaters’ Change Makers Gala on Wednesday, May 17, to celebrate leaders and communities that are building power and advancing equity and justice. Early bird...

Save the Date

Our third annual Change Makers Gala will take place at...

Community Innovation Grants – Accepting Applications Starting January 18

Headwaters Foundation will accept applications for Community Innovation Grants starting Wednesday January 18. Applications due no later than 5pm Thursday February 2 via our online ...

Now Accepting Applications - New Majority Fund

Headwaters Foundation for Justice is now accepting applications to the New Majority Fund. Centering the self-determination and leadership of people of color, the Fund will...