Announcing the 2022 Black Seed Fund grantees

August 30, 2022

Headwaters is proud to celebrate this year’s Black Seed Fund grantees and grantmakers. The Black Seed Fund supports Black-led organizations whose work amplifies the political, cultural, and economic power of…

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Celebrate Forward: Sharing Appreciation & Building the Future

August 18, 2022

Join us for a special celebration honoring the contributions of Maria De La Cruz, Allison Johnson Heist, and Julie Remmelts as they transition out of Headwaters! Join us on the…

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A Note to Say Farewell and Thank You: Tributaries July 2022

July 27, 2022

As this chapter in my life comes to a close, I have been reflecting on my path to Headwaters and my work over the past eight years. I am filled…

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Announcing Maria De La Cruz’s Departure from Headwaters

July 14, 2022

A note from Maria De La Cruz, Headwaters President Dear Community,   I am writing to share that I have decided to leave Headwaters Foundation for Justice. Being part of this…

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Foundation News: Farewell to Allison Johnson Heist

July 1, 2022

Allison Johnson Heist joined Headwaters in January 2015 through the Ron McKinley Fellowship at the Minnesota Council on Foundations. For over 7 years, she has dedicated herself to transforming philanthropy.…

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Announcing the 2022 Giving Project Grantees

June 28, 2022

The 2022 Giving Project came to an exciting close earlier this month. Thanks to the work of the 20 community members in the cohort, Headwaters has invested in 17 BIPOC-led…

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This is what Native philanthropy looks like: Meet the Fund of the Sacred Circle Grantmakers and Grantees

April 26, 2022

Today we are celebrating our newest Fund of the Sacred Circle (FSC) grantees and the Native community grantmakers who selected them. The grantmakers chose 19 Minnesota-based organizations to receive multi-year…

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Bilal Alkatout joins Headwaters staff

April 3, 2022

The team at HFJ grows by one today, so please help us welcome our new Associate Director of Program and Grantmaking Bilal Alkatout!  Bilal is a respected and familiar face…

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Whole People, Complex Lives, and What Culture Eats for Breakfast: Tributaries February 2022

February 21, 2022

In mid-January I received an email from one of my staff members. I read and re-read one sentence that stuck out to me: “I feel vulnerable sharing this with you,…

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Headwaters Receives Major Support from the Bush Foundation

January 25, 2022

Headwaters has a new opportunity to make larger and more multi-year grants to grassroots organizations. The opportunity comes from longtime partners at the Bush Foundation, through their ongoing commitment to community-based philanthropy. We’re…

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