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Adora Land

Grantmaking Director

Adora Land is a Grantmaking Director focusing on the Bush Fellowship. She provides strategic and day-to-day leadership for our grant programs and is active in community conversations to understand how we can have the most impact possible. She helps the Foundation invest in efforts that inspire, equip and connect leaders to make the region better for everyone. She is committed to liberation and justice and works to develop collective strategies to increase community wealth through education, economics, and leadership development.

Adora is a relationship cultivator and a servant leader. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for over a decade as a system changer, facilitator of resources, and connector. Prior to joining the Bush Foundation, she was the Managing Director of Leadership Development at the African American Leadership Forum. 

She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in Sociology of Law and African and African American Studies, and a master’s degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Metropolitan State University. She holds certifications as a Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator and Certified Professional Project Management. She also serves on several community boards and advisory councils throughout the Twin Cities.

She is a proud native of St. Paul, Minnesota and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In her free time, Adora loves exploring the unique culinary experiences of a city.

Adora lives by the quote: "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare,” by Audre Lorde.