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


We are no longer accepting applications for 2019. 

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: Not currently accepting applications.

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 in 2020.


Request for Qualifications

We're seeking a design partner to help us create the 2020 Native Nations Investment Report, deadline 12/3. Details on our Careers page.

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.