Investing in
great ideas & the people who power them

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Hmong American Farmers Association 2017 Bush Prize winner
Hmong American Farmers Association 2017 Bush Prize winner

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Zack Mahboub (BF'10)
Zack Mahboub 2010 Bush Fellow

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Ernesto Velez Bustos (BF’15)
Ernesto Velez Bustos 2015 Bush Fellow

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Malini Srivastava (BF’14)
Malini Srivastava 2014 Bush Fellow

Help us build a region that's better for everyone.

We focus on Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.

Opportunities for organizations    Opportunities for people

Jen Ford Reedy
Notes from Jen

President Jen Ford Reedy explains how we cultivate our board of directors through recruitment.

Share Your Thoughts

We want to know what types of leadership experiences have been most impactful for you, and what you wish existed. (You could also win the opportunity to direct a $500 grant to a nonprofit in our region!)

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Event Scholarships

Apply for a scholarship to attend PopTech in Maine this October (deadline 5/17) or SOCAP in San Francisco this October (deadline 6/30)

Change Networks Applications

Accepting applications for the 2019 North Dakota and South Dakota Change Network programs through 5/31/2019.

2019 Bush Fellows
2019 Bush Fellows

Meet the 24 visionary individuals selected from our region to receive a 2019 Bush Fellowship.

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Bush Prize Case Studies

Learn what makes Minnesota Valley Action Council a Bush Prize winner. 

2018 Bush Prize Winners

Meet the 2018 Bush Prize winners, six extraordinary organizations with a track record of successful community problem solving.

Native Nations Investment Report

Read about how we invest in the Native nations and people in our region across all of our programs.

Meet the
2019 Bush Fellows
Siad Ali

Siad M. Ali

Heather Cusick

Heather Cusick

Kate Davenport

Kate Davenport

Norma C. Garcés

Norma Garcés

Maisha Giles

Maisha Giles

Jana Gipp

Jana Gipp

Miigis Gonzalez

Miigis Gonzalez

Ashley Hanson

Ashley Hanson

Austen Hartke

Austen Hartke

Hudda Ibrahim

Hudda Ibrahim

Jeannie Krull

Jean Krull

Rose McGee

Rose McGee

Joseph McNeil

Joseph McNeil

Nawal Noor

Nawal Noor

Sarah Pierce

Sarah Pierce

Maria Regan Gonzalez

Maria Regan Gonzalez

Tony Sanneh

Tony Sanneh

Amie Schumacher

Amie Schumacher

Michaela Seiber

Michaela Seiber

Alex West Steinman

Alex Steinman

Bo Thao-Urabe

Bo Thao-Urabe

Ia Xiong

Ia Xiong

Tou Ger Xiong

Tou Ger Xiong

KaYing Yang

KaYing Yang