Headwaters Foundation for Justice announces the Community Innovation Grants in partnership with the Bush Foundation. This represents a new, unique grant fund for Headwaters, and is in addition to the existing Social Change Fund and Fund of the Sacred Circle.
Headwaters Foundation for Justice is proud to announce its Social Change Fund grantees for 2014. Organizations received $10,000 in general operating support. The community-led grantmaking process included 20 volunteers who collectively contributed over 1,000 hours.
Headwaters Foundation for Justice has announced that Maria De La Cruz will join the staff as the organization’s new Development Director. Maria comes to Headwaters as a seasoned fundraising professional, most recently as the Development Director of OutFront Minnesota and Co-Finance Director of Minnesotans United.
In the last week, the St. Paul Foundation announced its Ambassador Awards and the Bush Foundation announced its 2014 Bush Fellows. These announcements provided an opportunity to reflect on Headwaters Foundation for Justice’s enduring commitment to leadership development within our communities.
Headwaters Foundation for Justice has unveiled the Community Innovation Grants in partnership with the Bush Foundation. This represents a new, unique grant fund for Headwaters, and is in addition to the existing Social Change Fund and Fund of the Sacred Circle.
Headwaters Foundation for Justice’s executive director David Nicholson has been invited to attend the launch of a new initiative at The White House. After his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama is demonstrating his commitment to his opportunity agenda by launching “My Brother’s Keeper.”
The Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (CEED) recently hosted a community forum to spur a dialogue on issues surrounding race, climate and community health. The Headwaters Foundation for Justice is proud to support this important work and to feature CEED as one of its grantees.
On Wednesday, January 15, the Headwaters Foundation for Justice celebrated the hire of its new executive director, David Nicholson. Gathering together at Patrick’s Cabaret in South Minneapolis, over 125 attendees joined the Headwaters Foundation board and staff in welcoming David to his new role.
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 grew up in the punk rock scene. Our slogan was D.I.Y. – Do It Yourself. Since I was young, I’ve known that if we want the world to be a fairer place with justice for everybody, we have to do it ourselves.