Let’s be honest, discussions about “government” can often lead to groans from Minnesotans who think it will entail a long discourse about the latest maneuvering and infighting on Capitol Hill or in St. Paul. But while the situation in the State Capitol and Washington, D.C. is certainly important in a whole host of ways, the daily face of government that most Minnesotans interact with actually occurs at the local level. ... more
The Bush Fellowship Program supports people who think bigger and think differently about the change they can make in their community—people like 2013 Bush Fellow Tracy Sides. Tracy's idea to transform existing space at the Bruce Vento Sanctuary into The Urban Oasis, which would connect food, nature and culture, was the winning idea in the Saint Paul Foundation’s $1 million Forever Saint Paul Challenge. ... more
While there is much Bush Fellows news to look forward to yet this year (like the announcement of 2013 Bush Fellows in cohorts three and four), we’re also pleased today to open applications for the 2014 Bush Fellowship Program.
Our Fellows programs are core to both the identity and the strategy of the Bush Foundation. Our founder, Archibald Bush, believed in investing in people. The Bush Foundation has been following his example and investing in people for nearly 50 years. ... more
About theBushFoundationOur mission is to be a catalyst for the courageous leadership necessary to create sustainable solutions to tough public problems and ensure community vitality. The Foundation was established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth, and today works in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geographic area.