Opportunities for Organizations

Through these opportunities, we invest in organizations working on issues that are important to their communities and key to advancing work in our focus areas.

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Innovation Illustration

For organizations with a project that addresses a community issue in an inclusive, collaborative and resourceful way.

Grant Size:

$500 - $200,000


Applications are accepted year-round.

Bush Prize Illustration

For organizations with a track record of successful community problem solving, who work inclusively to make our region better for everyone.

Grant Size:

Up to $500,000


Accepting applications in March 2020. 

Ecosystem Grants

For organizations that offer unique and significant support for other organizations working in our focus areas.

GRANT SIZE: $10,000 - $200,000
STATUS: Accepting applications. Deadline Feb. 13, 2020 at noon Central.

bushCONNECT Partners

bushCONNECT (bushCON) 2020 will be our fifth bushCON! In order to create the best one yet, we need a dynamic and diverse network of recruitment and programming partners. No longer accepting applications.

Event Sponsorship Grants

For organizations hosting events that inspire, equip and connect people to think bigger and think differently, and to lead more effectively.

GRANT SIZE: Up to $50,000
STATUS: Accepting applications. Deadline Feb. 6, 2020 at noon Central.


Impact Investment Fund Manager Request for Information (RFI)

We are seeking fund managers and entities seeking to raise capital to make investments in other organizations, that make a positive impact on place and equity in capital markets. More specifically, we are looking for fund managers and intermediaries that invest in organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography, and that invest to benefit people and places not well served by traditional financial markets.

Deadline January 31, 2020

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Office Hours

Our staff travel outside of the Twin Cities metro area to meet with organizations in our region and discuss potential opportunities.

President's Innovation and Partnership Fund

This fund is primarily used when we are involved in partnerships with other funders. It is also considered when there is a need to move quickly in an emergency situation or to help attract other resources to the region.