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In the Community – Retail Janitors’ Victory
10/20/2016

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!
09/08/2016

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
08/17/2016

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
08/17/2016

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
08/17/2016

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

In...

Enough
07/07/2016

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
06/15/2016

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
06/15/2016

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

Centro...

In the Community
04/22/2016

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...

Announcing Community Innovation Grant Recipients
04/19/2016

Headwaters Foundation for Justice is proud to announce the following Community Innovation Grant recipients. In partnership with the Bush Foundation, we are thrilled to award a total of $126,124 to 13 organizations who are pursuing equity and...

In the Community
03/21/2016
  • Join Headwaters grantee partner CTUL on March 19 for their annual celebration of worker justice, ally solidarity -- and pancakes! This family-friendly event will feature all-you-can-eat breakfast treats, a...
Community Conversation Statewide Tour - Next Up: Greater MN
03/21/2016

As part of Headwaters’ Statewide Tour, we’ve now held Community Conversations throughout the Twin Cities and in the Greater Mankato Area. In April and May, we’ll visit with past, current, and potential grantees and partners in Grand Rapids, White...

Mankato Area Community Conversation
01/26/2016

Headwaters Foundation is excited to invite Mankato-area past, current and potential grantee partners to a Community Conversation on February 26...

2016 Community Conversation Statewide Tour – Next stop: February 2 in Minneapolis
01/19/2016

Headwaters Foundation is excited to invite past, current and potential grantee partners to a Community Conversation on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 11:...

Now Accepting Applications – Community Innovation & Giving Project Grants
01/19/2016

Headwaters Foundation is now accepting applications for Community Innovation and Giving Project Grants.

Year-End Matching Gift Campaign Update
01/19/2016

Thank you for making our year-end matching gift campaign a tremendous success! With over 100 donors participating in our December matching gift campaign, we exceeded our calendar year-end goals. Your financial support allows Headwaters to boldly...

Headwaters Foundation for Justice is Proud to Announce the Fund of the Sacred Circle and Community Innovation grantees
01/14/2016

We are thrilled to award a total of $180,000 to the following nineteen organizations who are pursuing equity and justice in their communities.

We’d also like to thank our incredible volunteer leaders and community members who make up the...

Headwaters Foundation for Justice is Proud to Announce The Inaugural Grants Made Through The Giving Project
12/17/2015

Headwaters Foundation’s first ever Giving Project cohort recently concluded their six-month program experience, which culminated in...

Emergency Fund for Black Lives
12/09/2015

Headwaters Foundation for Justice is launching the Emergency Fund for Black Lives to provide grants to Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC). These two groups have inspired, mobilized, and...

Take Action Now to Protect Minnesota Waters
11/23/2015

Join Headwaters grantee partner WaterLegacy in rejecting Minnesota’s first proposed sulfide mine. The comment period for PolyMet’s final, and highly flawed, environmental review is now open. The PolyMet...

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