Headwaters Foundation for Justice is Proud to Announce Fund of the Sacred Circle and Community Innovation Grantees

Headwaters is thrilled to award a total of $180,000 to the following 18 organizations who are pursuing equity, justice, and innovation in their communities.

We’d also like to thank our incredible volunteer leaders and community members who make up the core of our community-led grantmaking process.

Community Innovation Grants

In partnership with the Bush Foundation, Headwaters offers Community Innovation Grants three times per year. Grantee organizations use problem-solving processes to lead to more effective, equitable and sustainable solutions to community challenges. Grants range from $500 to $10,000 and support organizations working to develop, test, and implement new approaches.

Congratulations to the following grantees:

2016 Community Innovation Committee Members: Margie Andreason, Emma Buechs, Angela Butel, Julia Davis, Christina DeVries, Alyssa Hawkins, Takara Henegar, J’Mag Karbeah, Amy Lee, Julia Opoti, Patrice Relerford, and Shoua Salas.

The next round of Community Innovation Grants will open on Wednesday, January 18, and close on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 5pm. We strongly encourage all potential applicants to attend an information session. Click here to RSVP.

For more information, contact Senior Program Officer Melissa Rudnick.

The Fund of the Sacred Circle

The Fund of the Sacred Circle supports American Indian-led organizations throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin advancing equity and justice in their communities. The fund has identified, but is not limited to, the following areas of interest: language and cultural revitalization; land and environmental restoration; sovereignty and treaty rights; self-determination and civil rights. 

Congratulations to the following grantees:

2016 Fund of the Sacred Circle Committee Members: Chad Ambroday, Alicia Cyr, Andy Gokee, Estella LaPointe, Miiskogihmiiwan Poupart-Chapman, Hannah Smith, Darlene St. Clair, and CoCo Villaluz.

Headwaters offers the Fund of the Sacred Circle Grant opportunity once each year. The next grant cycle will open in the Summer of 2017.

For more information about the Fund of the Sacred Circle, please contact Associate Executive Director Maria De La Cruz.