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 ticket sales end one week from...

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 support groups led by and for...

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...

In the Struggle Together

Friends of Headwaters,

Today, we proclaim that we stand on the side of community, love and active resistance. We renounce racism, bigotry, misogyny, homophobia and fear of the other. We recognize the deep ideological divide in our nation...

In the Community – Retail Janitors’ Victory

This week Twin Cities retail janitors organizing with Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL; Center of Workers United in Struggle) announced that after six years of organizing for better wages and working...

Announcing Community Innovation Grantees!

Headwaters Foundation for Justice is proud to announce the following Community Innovation Grant grantees. We are thrilled to award a total of $136,500 to 14 organizations that are pursuing innovation, equity, and justice in their communities....

In the Community

Voices for Racial Justice, August 20: Join BRIDGE Partners, Voices for Racial Justice, and families with incarcerated loved ones to build a bridge out of prison to the...

Grantee Spotlight: Phillips Indian Educators

Phillips Indian Educators (PIE) is a group of Native educators, administrators and allies, who work in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. Their mission is to dramatically improve education for Indian students by insuring that all educators...

Staff Spotlight: Jacob Neis

Name: Jacob Neis

Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN

Inhabitants at my residence:
In Eden Prairie: my mom Cathy, my dad Tim, my brothers Michael and Alex and our dog Oliver



Headwaters Foundation for Justice mourns the death of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop by a St. Anthony police officer. And we cry, “enough.”

We stand against the increasing criminalization and police...

Response to Orlando

Headwaters Foundation’s board of directors and staff mourn the loss of 49 lives and 53 injured at the PULSE nightclub in Orlando, Florida. This terrible tragedy is a reminder of the resilience of LGBTQ people and the importance of visibility and...

The Giving Project Grants

Headwaters Foundation is proud to announce $50,000 in grants made through the second Giving Project cohort to five grantees who are organizing their communities to advance equity and justice:

Asian American Organizing Project


In the Community

Headwaters longtime grantee partner, CTUL—Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (The Center of Workers United in Struggle)— is hiring! If you are passionate about building a movement for workers' rights and have the chops to raise money for the...