Grantee Stories

Headwaters' grantee community is made up of powerful organizers working across the state to build power in communities using a diverse range of strategies. Each of these organizations has a unique and powerful story to tell about their work and how it moves Minnesota closer to liberation.

Below you'll find stories - told in our grantees' own words - of the work happening everyday in our communities to advance equity, transform power, and demand inclusion and justice for all Minnesotans.

At Headwaters, we've seen the power of grantees sharing stories of their work, on their own terms. The Grantee Stories project is another way to bring our community closer to our grantees' work, strategies, and visions. We hope you'll take time to explore the stories below and learn more about the work led by Headwaters' powerful grantees.

Ayada Leads

April 2024

Photography by Drew Arrieta and Ryan Stopera