Grantmaking Year in Review: an HFJ update

October 2020  Beloved Community,   The summer was full of pandemic, physical distancing, mutual aid, and righteous anger. Through it all, HFJ grantee partners continued to care for community, fight for liberation, and call out for justice across Minnesota. Sometimes with grace, sometimes with fury. Always with hope.  With fall settling in, many of us are in back to school mode. We know it’s both familiar and different this year. As these routines become another new normal for now, everyone at Headwaters sends care to families, teachers, school staff,…

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About the 2nd Wave of Communities First Fund Grant Recipients

Good afternoon Community, I hope you’re finding new ways to stay connected while being physically distant. Lately, I’ve been enjoying long walks with my wife and dinnertime with our kids—things I’ve always enjoyed, but appreciate more deeply now as I do my best to cope. Headwaters is still grantmaking through our Communities First Fund. I’m…

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The Time to Lean in is Now. Give to the Communities First Fund

March 18th, 2020 Community, We’re here and we’re with you. This is the way we’ve always gotten through, and is how we’ll keep getting through the next days, weeks, and months. Like you, Headwaters can see how this current moment is much more than a public health crisis. The coronavirus is magnifying how systems and…

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Announcing the 1st Wave of Communities First Fund Grant Recipients

April 17th, 2020 Good afternoon Community, It was clear to me from the start that the coronavirus pandemic would change daily life for all Minnesotans—both in the short- and long-term. I also knew that systemic racism would make these changes feel heavier in communities where Black People, Indigenous People, and people of color (BIPOC) lived,…

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