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Join us at a gathering to celebrate Headwaters Foundation for Justice with new Executive Director David Nicholson

Wednesday, January 15th 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Patrick's Cabaret (www.patrickscabaret.org) 3010 Minnehaha Ave S - Minneapolis

Social Change Fund Deadline - Feb. 3rd

Applications for the Social Change Fund have to be into the office by 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 3rd or postmarked Feb. 3rd, no exceptions. Information sessions will go over "the dos and don’ts" to writing a grant to Headwaters. Staff will be there to answer questions, talk about changes to the Social Change Fund, and walk through the application. All information sessions will contain the same information so you only need to attend one.

New Developments at Headwaters

At Headwaters Foundation for Justice, there are a number of staff changes and upcoming opportunities. Current staff Monica Bryand and Kate Nelson will be stepping up to larger roles of leadership within the organization. They will be leading all program areas including the Social Change Fund, Fund of Sacred Circle, ClearWay Policy Champions, and Headwaters’ partnership with the Bush Foundation. Monica has accepted the call and will be Program Director while Kate will be stepping up into the role of Program Officer.

Make a Gift of Stocks or Bonds

Donating stock or other securities to Headwaters is a great way to put resources to use for social change. By gifting appreciated securities that you have held for over a year, you can take a tax deduction for the full market value of the appreciated stock, bonds, or other kinds of securities without an obligation to pay capital gains taxes. This means you can give more to social change philanthropy!

Headwaters Names New Executive Director

The Headwaters Foundation for Justice Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of David Nicholson as the new Executive Director of the Foundation. Many of you know David, as he has served as the HFJ Program Director for the last nine years.

Give to the Max now with Headwaters Foundation!

On November 14, Headwaters Foundation for Justice will celebrate Give to the Max day along with nonprofits around the state. This year, our goals is to raise $20,000 for the racial, social, economic and environmental justice issues that are important to all of us. As a team we can make it happen.

Headwaters Foundation Partners on Small Grant Program to Support Community Innovation

Headwaters Foundation for Justice was selected as one of three partners to work with the Bush Foundation to support community innovation across their funding region. The Consensus Council (ND), South Dakota Community Foundation (SD), and Headwaters Foundation for Justice (MN) will co-design and administer Community Innovation Small Grants programs in each of their geographic regions. These programs will provide flexible, responsive grant dollars to grassroots, rural, and constituency-led organizations working to create and implement great ideas that make their communities better.

Transition in the Development Department

We’re excited to let you know about a transition in the Development Department at Headwaters. Jodi Williams has received her real estate license and is moving out of professional development work and into real estate. Jodi will work with us for the next couple months to make a smooth and orderly transition for the organization, working jointly with Suzanne Murphy, who has joined the staff as Development Officer. Suzanne previously served on the Headwaters Board of Directors and Development Committee. We are thrilled to have Suzanne working with us in this new capacity and excited for Jodi in her new endeavor.

With Heartfelt Thanks

To everyone who sent gifts to The Fund of the Sacred Circle in Ron's memory. Our family has been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity shown to us since his passing. Ron would be so pleased that you have chosen to remember him through your gifts.

Headwaters Mourns and Honors Long-time Leader and Friend Ron McKinley

Today we mourn the loss of an elder in the Headwaters Foundation for Justice community. We are sad to announce the passing of Ron McKinley, proud member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and long-time supporter and leader within the Native community and within Headwaters. We received the news that Ron passed away after a traffic accident in Washington State. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones at this difficult time.The Headwaters Staff and Board are mourning Ron’s passing and honor his legacy.
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