Headwaters Foundation for Justice

amplify the power of community

Minneapolis, MN   |  http://www.headwatersfoundation.org

Mission

Mission: to amplify the power of community to advance equity and justice. Headwaters Foundation for Justice is on the leading edge of philanthropy. We were created and endure from a simple and powerful truth: the people who experience injustice are essential to ending it. Vision: Every dream. Every opportunity. For every Minnesotan. We are clear that today’s injustices are the result of structures and systems that have been designed by a few to enrich even fewer. We believe that change is created by individuals who have the courage to stand up, the wisdom to join together, and the support to create durable, sustainable solutions.

Ruling year info

1985

President

Maria De La Cruz

Main address

2801 21st Ave S Ste 132-B

Minneapolis, MN 55407 USA

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EIN

36-3359386

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Community-Led Grantmaking

Headwaters invests in organizations across Minnesota that use community organizing as a core strategy to make transformative change. We do this because we believe that the people who are most affected by society's injustices hold the power to heal society.

We know that the journey toward justice, systems change, and liberation takes time and needs resources. As you search our website to get familiar with our grant programs, please contact us: [email protected] We want to hear about you, your community, and the people who lead your work.

Headwaters does philanthropy differently. We rely on people from the community to participate in all of our grantmaking programs. Staff invite and train people how to do everything from fundraising, reviewing grant proposals, leading site visits, and making final grant decisions.

Population(s) Served

Advance your broad philanthropic goals and set up a Donor Advised Fund. It lets you direct your giving with guidance and support from experienced Headwaters staff. We will help connect you to organizations and issues you care about. Headwaters staff educates donors about social justice issues and informs donors about our grantees and other organizations that match their interests. The majority of money granted through the Donor Advised program supports social change groups and community organizing.

Population(s) Served

The Giving Project is an innovative model for building power through community, leadership development, and funding social change. We bring together a multiracial, cross-class group of people who are passionate about funding social change and interested in building their skills in fundraising, grantmaking, and community building. Participants work together to raise and give out money to organizations that bring about significant, long-term solutions for justice and equity in Minnesota.
Giving Project grants provide general operating support to organizations that lead grassroots organizing work across Minnesota.

Eligible organizations tell us about their organized constituency base, specific goals and strategies. We ask applicants to tell us how they build power in their communities to push for systems change.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Activists

Where we work

Awards

Effie Award for Effective Philanthropic Practices 2009

Effective Communities

Nonprofit Mission Award for Responsive Philanthropy 2011

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits & MAP for Nonprofits

Financials

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Headwaters Foundation for Justice

Board of directors
as of 05/03/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Camille Cyprian


Board co-chair

Elizabeth Coco

Headwaters Foundation for Justice

Habon Abdulle

Alyssa Hawkins

Eric Howard

Arleta Little

Leah Olm

Janiece Watts

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

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