Addressing racial wealth gaps

Our Commitment

All Grants & Opportunities

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Application period is August 22 - September 21, 2023

Support Amount
Up to $100,000

The Bush Fellowship supports accomplished leaders to take their leadership to the next level, to have more and bigger impact in and across communities. Fellows tell us what they need to develop their own leadership skills and capacities, and we provide up to $100,000 to fund their plan. Operated by Bush Foundation

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Application dates vary by region

Support Amount
Up to $500,000

The Bush Prize celebrates organizations that are highly valued within their communities and have a track record of successful community problem solving. There are four Bush Prize opportunities throughout our region, operated by community grant partners. Created and funded by Bush Foundation

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Applications are accepted year-round.

Support Amount
$20,000 and up

The Community Innovation program invests in ideas with potential to have transformational impact and make the region better for everyone. We provide grants and/or program-related investments (PRIs) to support work on a range of issues, and we do not have caps on the amount or duration of the funding. Operated by Bush Foundation

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Application closed April, 13, 2023

Support Amount
$10,000 - $450,000

Ecosystem grants support organizations that support others to solve problems in their communities. These 3-year grants provide operating support of up to $150,000 per year. Operated by Bush Foundation

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Support Amount
$5,000 to $100,000 per year

Developed and operated by South Dakota Community Foundation, this program funds community-based problem-solving efforts in South Dakota. Funded by Bush Foundation

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Support Amount
$5,000 in project funds

Change Networks inspire, equip and connect leaders in North Dakota and South Dakota to lead long-lasting change in a more equitable and inclusive way. Participants receive cohort-based training, coaching and mentorship, and $5,000 in project funds to apply the skills they learn. Funded by Bush Foundation

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Applications close on July 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Support Amount
$25,000 to $50,000

Operated by NDN Collective, this fund provides cash awards to Indigenous individuals and families to support their dreams and aspirations of rebuilding Indigenous wealth. Applicants must reside in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or the 23 Native nations that share the same geography. Funded by Bush Foundation

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Support Amount
$500 to implement micro-project

Operated by Springboard for the Arts with Racing Magpie, the Creative Community Leadership Institute is an intensive, in-person, cohort-based learning program for people working at the intersection of arts and community change. The program is open to people throughout the region and participants receive training and $500 to implement a micro-project. Funded by Bush Foundation

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Organizations
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Support Amount
Up to $300,000 over 6 years

Developed and operated by StrengthenND, this program funds community-based problem-solving efforts in North Dakota. Funded by Bush Foundation

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People
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Support Amount
$53,000 stipend

Operated by Finnovation Lab, the FINNOVATION Fellowship supports impact-driven entrepreneurs as they lead and launch sustainable and innovative businesses. Fellows receive training and support, dedicated space at FINN Lab, and a $50,000 stipend plus $3,000 towards health care. Funded by Bush Foundation

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Reviewed every other year

Support Amount
Varies

We provide funding to support giving days to benefit nonprofits in each of the three states we serve. We give one grant per state, with at least 50% of the funding being passed directly on to nonprofit organizations participating in the event. Operated and funded by Bush Foundation

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People
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Support Amount
$30,000 annual stipend

Operated by the Initiative Foundation, the Initiators Fellowship supports early-stage social entrepreneurs in Greater Minnesota working to address a social or environmental challenge. It is a two-year program and Fellows receive individual and cohort-based training, mentoring and guidance, and a $30,000 annual stipend. Funded by Bush Foundation and others

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Opens in 2024

Support Amount
$5,000 to $50,000

We provide funding to a small number of nonprofit media organizations each year doing work that aligns with our organizational purpose of inspiring and supporting creative problem solving that makes the region better for everyone. The program is open to organizations working in our region in broadcast, print and/or digital media. Operated by Bush Foundation

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Reviewed annually

Support Amount
Varies

We participate in many regional and national efforts that support the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. We review existing and new requests from member organizations and funder collaboratives annually. Operated by Bush Foundation

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Support Amount
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Operated by Native Governance Center, the Native Nation Rebuilders program connects Native leaders and equips them with Indigenized tools and frameworks they can use to help rebuild their nations. It is a two-year cohort-based program open to enrolled members of the 23 Native nations that share geography with Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota. Funded by Bush Foundation (Photo courtesy of Akiptan/Sky Bear Media)

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Support Amount
Up to $150,000

The Partnership Fund is for unusual situations in which there is an opportunity for us to help attract outside resources to the region; or to partner with other funders to address significant challenges; or other unique opportunities that do not fit into any of our other programs. Operated by Bush Foundation