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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice

Addressing the root causes of injustice.

three stars

85.28

2801 21st Ave S Suite 132-B
Minneapolis, MN 55407
tel: (612) 879-0602   Web Site
EIN: 36-3359386

Board Leadership
Jessica Schaeppi & Elianne Farhat
Co-Chairs

CEO
David Nicholson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.28 three stars
  Financial 79.58 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Headwaters Foundation for Justice is a catalyst for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. All Minnesotans deserve the chance to both contribute to and benefit from the state's environmental, economic, social and civic resources. We believe community organizing is the best way to make this vision a reality. Through grantmaking and organizational assistance, Headwaters supports grassroots groups addressing the root causes of injustice. Headwaters engages and partners with a committed community of donors and allies who work for justice.

Headwaters Foundation for Justice is a catalyst for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. All Minnesotans deserve the chance to both contribute to and benefit from the state's environmental, economic, social and civic resources. We believe community organizing is the best way to make this vision a reality. Through grantmaking and organizational assistance, Headwaters supports grassroots groups addressing the root causes of injustice. Headwaters engages and partners with a committed community of donors and allies who work for justice.

Financial

two stars

79.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
74.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth -5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice (MN) 85.28 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,058,882
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $78,181
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,137,063
   Program Service Revenue $500
Total Primary Revenue $2,137,563
   Other Revenue $134,588
TOTAL REVENUE $2,272,151
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,259,278
   Administrative Expenses $307,905
   Fundraising Expenses $176,265
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,743,448
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $528,703
   
Net Assets $6,067,677

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Grant Making Program $1,259,278 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 85.28 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 90.63 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 95.76 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.80 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 94.02 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 93.63 four stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 86.17 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-3359386
Name in IRS Master File HEADWATERS FOUNDATION FOR JUSTICE
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$99,542 5.70% David Nicholson Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice (MN) 85.28 three stars
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Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law (NY) 90.88 four stars
OneAmerica (WA) 86.23 three stars
Violence Policy Center (DC) 92.04 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice
2801 21st Ave S
Suite 132-B
Minneapolis, MN 55407
tel: (612) 879-0602
EIN: 36-3359386

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Board Leadership

Jessica Schaeppi & Elianne Farhat
Co-Chairs

CEO

David Nicholson
Executive Director

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