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Supporting & Developing Leaders

Supporting individual leaders has been at the core of the Bush Foundation for nearly 50 years, dating back to the days when founder Archibald Bush himself was guiding the Foundation.

Our work has changed through the years, but our Bush Fellowship Program continues to provide individuals with opportunities to increase their understanding of, capacity for and practice of leadership to work with others to improve the quality of life in their community. There are more than 2,200 Bush Fellows since 1965. Learn about our 2014 Bush Fellows. Building on our Fellowship program, our new Leadership Network Grant program supports organizations developing leaders in the Bush Foundation’s region.

We've also created a leadership development program for individuals focused on Native nation-building. Since 2010, the Native Nation Rebuilders Program has selected five cohorts of individuals to learn about nation-building and to deepen their leadership skills. Meet Cohort 5

Our MCF Philanthropy Fellowship Program is designed to increase the number of people from under-represented communities holding leadership positions in philanthropy. We welcomed four MCF Fellows to our staff in January 2014.





Meet the newest Bush Fellows announced in March 2014...