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 will launch the second round of Community Innovation Grants in partnership with the Bush Foundation on Monday, June 2.
Community Innovation Grants support communities to use problem-solving processes that lead to more effective, equitable and sustainable solutions. We think of this as civic research and development, allowing communities to develop and test new solutions to community challenges. Read more about the Community Innovation Grant on our website.
The Community Innovation Grants range from $500-$10,000. This grant cycle will open on Monday, June 2 and close on Monday, June 16. The Community Innovation Grant application will be posted on Friday, May 30, you can view it here.
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.
Setting a New Compass for Climate Justice on January 25th.
Hear from Kim Wasserman, a Chicana activist and a 2013 Goldman Environment
prize recipient. This event will also include a presentation on EJ Mapping Tool
for Community Advocacy, as well as insights from community and governmental leaders on the future of justice in environmental and climate policy in Minnesota.
Appetite for Change is grounded around the notion that food can be used to create health, wealth and social change. One of the biggest discoveries of the women and men who gather in the basement kitchen of a Harrison neighborhood church, however, has been how food is a catalyst for dialogue. The busy cooking seems to dismantle barriers and reservations, and the community opens up its thoughts, concerns and stories around cutting boards and stoves.
“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.