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.
The Headwaters Foundation for Justice is proud to announce its Social Change Fund grantees for 2013. The Foundation is distributing $180,000 to 19 Minnesota-based not-for-profit organizations in the areas of Economic Justice, Social Justice, Environmental Justice, and Racial Justice.
The Saint Paul-based Northwest Area Foundation awarded a one-year $500,000 grant to the Headwaters Foundation for Justice to support the regional development and expansion of the African American Leadership Forum.
•Allies for Justice Thursday, May 16
•Act for Marriage Equality
•Social Change Fund Site Visits
•Donor Briefing - April 25
•Community Voices: MN Coalition for the Homeless
•Give Out Day - May 9
•Allies for Justice early bird prices!
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.
A spirit of joyful rebellion. That, according to Executive Director Dan McGrath, is a common trait of TakeAction Minnesota’s thousands of members. “The idea is that we are up against some big challenges, but we’re also going to have fun as we go do it”, he says. The large and bustling office space surrounding him seems to be testifying to his point: a constant stream of people breezily walk by, stop for a cup of coffee, hold impromptu hallway meetings or poke their heads into one of the office’s many conference rooms. The dynamism of the environment is striking, inviting, and undoubtedly energizing. Perhaps that is the secret behind TakeAction Minnesota’s tremendous growth since its inception seven years ago—membership has multiplied tenfold, social media presence is booming and victories from the past legislative session remind all members of just how much can be achieved in this ‘joyful rebellion’.
"I have many concerns and interests that I'm not involved in personally, but I still care about. This is a way to support a broad range of things I believe in -- way more than I could actively be engaged in at any one time."