Rather than trying to influence merely the symptoms of injustice, Headwaters awards grants to organizations that address issues at their core. By connecting groups on the front lines of change with funding and resources, Headwaters is helping grassroots organizations spread their roots deeper and wider.
The Headwaters Foundation for Justice is proud to announce its Social Change Fund grantees for 2009-2010 in the categories of economic justice, social justice, environmental justice and racial justice.
The Headwaters Foundation for Justice has received a $100,000 grant from Midwest Common Vision to address water commodification issues in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. Through this grant, Headwaters will partner with the IATP Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (CEED) and Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) to increase awareness around water use issues within low-income communities, tribal communities, indigenous groups and communities of color, creating an informed and organized network of community activists who are prepared to address water commodification issues at the ground level.
The Headwaters Foundation for Justice announced its annual Allies for Justice Awards, with an unprecedented focus on a group of organizations that have successfully brought community voice and representation to Light Rail Transit (LRT) development in St. Paul including Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, Community Stabilization Project, District 7 Planning Council, Got Voice? Got Power!, ISAIAH, Jewish Community Action, Just Equity, MICAH, Somali Action Alliance, Take Action Minnesota
Barbra Wiener and Catharine Reid embody donor activism in the fullest sense. They make things happen through strategic giving, daily engagement in community work, seeking creative solutions to community problems, and inspiring and challenging others to invest talents, energy and financial resources in working for justice.