Headwaters Foundation for Justice
Headwaters Foundation for Justice is a catalyst for social, racial, economic and environmental justice.
Review Completed: 8/9/2010
From the Council
Headwaters Foundation for Justice meets the Financial Health standard despite a negative balance of unrestricted net assets. This balance reflects unrealized losses in restricted assets that are not counted for this standard.
2801 21st Ave S Ste 132B
Minneapolis, MN 55407
||Trista Harris, Executive Director
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||Member of the national Funding Exchange
||Perry Wilson and Khanh Nguyen
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Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
In fiscal year 2010 Headwaters awarded a total of $493,515 in 97 grants to nonprofit organizations working for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. Grants are made through the Social Change Fund, the Fund of the Sacred Circle, and Donor Advised Funds, with 432 individuals and institutions providing critical financial support for this work in FY2010. Over 400 grassroots organizers and activists participated in and benefitted from 19 training and educational activities offered through our Capacity Building Program last year. Five objectives guide that program: increasing organizational capacity, building connections across issues and communities, developing strong constituent leadership, advancing leadership of people of color and deepening skills for political analysis by individuals and organizations. Our Donor Education Program provided avenues for information, education and engagement to individuals interested in or currently supporting social justice work in the community. An integrated Communications Program ties our grantmaking, capacity building and donor education efforts to our website, quarterly electronic newsletters, and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
• Expand and increase donor base raising $1.2 million through contributed revenue.<p>
• Increase the number of Donor Advised Funds in management<p>
• Increase donor engagement activities<p>
• Allocate $490,000 in grants to the community.
Community or Constituency Served
Headwaters constituency is made up of a diverse community, including people of color and low-income communities working to advance issues of social justice in Minnesota and to a lesser degree Wisconsin.
Geographic Area Served
Minnesota and Wisconsin
Impact and Programs
3 Year Average Expenses
Unrestricted Net Assets
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|Based on information provided on 2007 to 2009