The Fund of the Sacred Circle (FSC) supports Native leadership working to ensure that indigenous cultures are honored, American Indians are treated with fairness and equity, and that the sovereignty and self-determination of Native people is secure.
The Headwaters Foundation for Justice is pleased to announce $40,000 in grant awards to four Wisconsin- and Minnesota-based nonprofits through the Fund of the Sacred Circle. This year's grantees are Dakota Wicohan, Indigenous Environmental Network, Indigenous People’s Green Jobs Coalition and Waadookodaading Language Immersion Charter School
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.
Sarah Abbott is investing in the next generation of progressive donors. She feels that donating to Headwaters has made her part of a community of young people who support “impactful progressive philanthropy.”