Headwaters Foundation for Justice

A nonprofit organization

$8,315 raised by 58 donors

83% complete

$10,000 Goal

Headwaters Foundation for Justice (HFJ) is a Minneapolis-based community foundation that invests in grassroots organizing across Minnesota. We do this through grantmaking programs that support organizations and groups on the front lines of social change. Each of our programs invite people from the community to learn about and lead our grantmaking work. Since 1984, HFJ has believed that the people who directly experience society’s injustices are exactly the people who know the way to collective liberation. We fund a variety of groups, and we prioritize funding groups that are led by and for Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color. 

Our mission is to amplify the power of community to advance equity and justice. 

Our four core values are: 

  1. Advance Equity. Our work supports movements and systems change that lead to individual resiliency and community power. 

  2. Demand Inclusion. People who are most affected by inequity are often left out of decision-making work. We insist on changing that—nationally, regionally, and locally. 

  3. Transform Power. We grow power through community-led grantmaking, donor education, and leadership development. 

  4. Trust in Community. A community knows itself best, and its people need to lead the way to collective liberation. Our job is to listen to and support the solutions that will improve life for all Minnesotans. 

We know that the journey toward justice, systems change, and liberation takes time and needs resources. Your gift to HFJ is a community investment and an expression of solidarity. Our donors are active supporters of a new vision for philanthropy—one that centers Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color across Minnesota. Thank you for being a part of this work with us.

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2801 21st Avenue South Suite 132B
Minneapolis, MN 55407



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