What should be included in the Community Innovation Grant application?

All proposals and attachments must be submitted through Headwaters online through our Grant Portal.

Note to past and current grantees: If your organization has received a grant from Headwaters Foundation in the past, you must fulfill all reporting requirements in order to be eligible for additional funds.

Groups/Organizations Applying with a Fiscal Sponsor:

  • Answers to all application questions
  • Your group/organization’s most recent Organization Budget
  • Your group/organization’s Project Budget
  • Your group/organization’s Staff List – If you do not have paid staff, provide a list of your key volunteer leaders and/or decision-makers.
  • Your group/organization’s Board List – If you do not have a formal board, provide a list of your key volunteer leaders and/or decision-makers.
  • letter, dated within the last six months, from your fiscal sponsor's Executive Director verifying your fiscal relationship
  • A copy of your fiscal sponsor's IRS Letter of Determination 
  • Your fiscal sponsor's most recent audited financials (If your fiscal sponsor does not have audited financials, please provide their most recent 990.)
  • Your group/organization’s year-end income and expense report
  • Your group/organization’s current balance sheet

501(c)3 Organizations:

  • Answers to all application questions
  • Most recent Organization Budget
  • Project Budget 
  • Staff List – If you do not have paid staff, provide a list of your key volunteer leaders and/or decision makers
  • Board List
  • A copy of your organization’s IRS Letter of Determination