Announcing Community Innovation Grant Recipients

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
  • 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

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

Headwaters Foundation is excited to invite Mankato-area past, current and potential grantee partners to a Community Conversation on February 26 from 11am – 3pm hosted at the ...

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

Headwaters Foundation is excited to invite past, current and potential grantee partners to a Community Conversation on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 11:00am–3:00pm. Space is limited,...

Now Accepting Applications – Community Innovation & Giving Project Grants

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

Year-End Matching Gift Campaign Update

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

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

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

Emergency Fund for Black Lives

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

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...

Thank your for Giving to the Max!

Thanks to you, Headwaters had its most successful Give to the Max Day yet! We raised $21,000 for our 2015 Give to the Max Day campaign with over 100 donors contributing. This year, Minnesota raised more than $18 million dollars in one day—we’re...


Dear Community,

In the past several weeks, we have all seen violence and fear rock our cities, our nation, and the global community. Last weekend Minneapolis police shot Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old unarmed black man. This tragic death...

Congratulations to Headwaters’ grantee partner CTUL on their recent trip to the White House!

“Every night, we are surrounded by food as we clean the grocery stores in our community.  Yet often we cannot afford to put enough food on the table for our own families.” – CTUL member

On October 7, 2015, Centro de Trabajadores...

Marian Moore: Join Me in Investing in Headwaters

I’ve been investing in Headwaters Foundation for Justice since 1988 because I believe that Headwaters’ model of financial power-sharing is important. As someone who is committed to social and racial justice, and who inherited financial wealth, I...

Headwaters Foundation for Justice is All of Us

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Staff Spotlight: Melissa Rudnick

Learn about Headwaters Foundation's new Senior Program Officer Melissa Rudnick

Community Spotlight: Owen Duckworth

Headwaters Foundation Board Member Owen Duckworth comes to the board with years of experience as a coalition organizer with the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability.

Staffing Announcements

We are pleased to announce two staff changes at Headwaters Foundation. Melissa Rudnick joins Headwaters Foundation as our new Senior Program Officer. She most recently worked as a Senior National Organizer for Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership...

Returning to Selma

As part of a contingent from Unity Unitarian Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, I traveled to Selma, Birmingham, and Memphis for the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March. I attended a Unitarian Universalist conference on racial justice and...