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.

501(c)3 Organizations

  • Answers to all application questions
  • Most recent Organization Budget
  • Project Budget 
  • Staff List – Include a description of how your staff reflects the community with whom you work. (If you do not have paid staff, provide a list of your volunteer key leaders, with a description of how they reflect the community with whom you work).
  • Board List – Include a description of how the Board reflects the community with whom you work.
  • 1 copy of IRS Letter of Determination

Groups/Organizations with Fiscal Agent

  • 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 – Include a description of how your group/organization’s staff reflects the community with whom you work. (If you do not have paid staff, provide a list of your volunteer key leaders and/or decision-makers, with a description of how they reflect the community with whom you work).
  • Your group/organization’s Board List – Include a description of how your group/organization’s Board reflects the community with whom you work. (If you do not have a formal board, provide a list of your volunteer key leaders and/or decision-makers, with a description of how they reflect the community with whom you work).
  • letter from the fiscal agent's Executive Director verifying your fiscal relationship, dated within the last six months
  • 1 copy of the fiscal agent's IRS Letter of Determination 
  • The fiscal agent's most recent audited financials (if your fiscal agent 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 year-end balance sheet