MINNEAPOLIS, MN- March 7, 2013: The Headwaters Foundation for Justice announces its 15th annual Allies for Justice Awards, this year honoring work that promotes environmental justice and sustainable development. Each of this year's honorees is making significant contributions to tipping the scales into balance in these arenas.
The Convergence Partnership, a collaboration of eight of the nation's leading funders and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has awarded $190,000 to the Headwaters Foundation for Justice to support its work building healthier, more equitable communities.
The Headwaters Foundation for Justice announced today new partnerships with two Native American philanthropies, the national Honor the Earth Campaign and the Two Feathers Endowment, an affiliate of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. Serving as an intermediary, Headwaters will further the goals of these respective partners in different ways.
Last month, Minnesotans went to the polls in record numbers, renewing our commitment to a government by and for the people. Voter turnout was 76 percent, the highest in the nation. With all Minnesota’s votes counted, we can see some encouraging trends that are moving us to a more just Minnesota. Program Director David Nicholson reflects on last month's election results.
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As foundation leaders, we are taking a stand against the overreaching philanthropic practice employed by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), an office of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Catholic Bishops). CCHD is a grantmaking institution that we believe has gone beyond simply upholding the values of the Catholic Church, to encroach on aspects of community life that fall outside of the appropriate role of a financial supporter of community organizations.
Having worked against police brutality for a decade, Michelle Gross realized that the way the movement was organized was all wrong. “Whenever a really bad incident occurred, people gathered to form what I call ‘Justice for fill-in-the-blank’ committees. You cannot just keep re-greasing the wheels every time something terrible happens—the day-to-day violations are what allow big abuses to exist,” says Michelle. And so Communities United Against Police Brutality was formed in order to sustain a real movement.
“I’m moved by Headwaters’ ability to understand that big change doesn’t happen by throwing money at huge organizations that have all of the bells and whistles – they know that real change comes out of funding the organizing power of the people,” Espejel said.