Meet the Latest HFJ Community Innovation Grant Recipients

Meet the Latest HFJ Community Innovation Grant Program Recipients

We awarded $130,000 to 13 organizations through our Community Innovation Grant program. The one-year, project-based grants rare made possible by an ongoing partnership with the Bush Foundation.

The investments will help Minnesota communities find more effective, equitable, and sustainable solutions to challenges and opportunities. “I’m always struck by the range of work that Community Innovation grantees do, and am equally proud to see these people-driven investments go where they’re needed,” said David Nicholson, Headwaters Foundation Executive Director.

The 13 Community Innovation Grant recipients (and the cities they are headquartered in) are:

Black Visions Collective
Minneapolis
Dream of Wild Health
Minneapolis
Guadalupe Alternative Programs
Saint Paul
Lao Assistance Center of MN
Minneapolis
New Arab American Theater Works
Minneapolis
Niibi Center
Callaway
Penumbra Theatre
Saint Paul
ReleaseMN8
Farmington
The Bridge for Youth
Minneapolis
The SEAD Project
Minneapolis
Upstream Arts, Inc.
Minneapolis
Well Being Development
Ely
White Earth Land Recovery Project
Callaway

 

Applicants were asked to define their community, identify a challenge or opportunity, and outline their proposed solution. Throughout July, a committee of community members reviewed applications against program criteria and made funding recommendations to the Headwaters Board of Directors.

Headwaters accepts Community Innovation Grant applications online three times per year. The third and final round of 2019 will open on Tuesday, September 10th at 9 a.m. Program staff will host three, hour-long information sessions next month. The first is scheduled for Thursday, September 5th at 11 a.m.; the second is set for Wednesday, September 11th at 2 p.m.; and the third will be on Monday, September 16th at 6 p.m. Visit our events page for registration details.

Applications are due Tuesday, September 24th at 5 p.m. Visit our program page for more information. Organizations that are interested in grants between $10,000 and $200,000 should apply through the Bush Foundation.