Opportunities for People

We invest in the leadership capacity of people in our region who work on issues important to their communities and key to advancing work in our focus areas.

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The Bush Fellowship is a recognition of your accomplishments and support for your potential. It is an investment in you, so that you can make a difference in your community.

Support Includes:

Up to $100,000


Accepting applications for 2020 Bush Fellows this fall.

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Scholarships for people from our region to attend select national conferences and events.

Support Includes:

Registration, meals, hotel, and travel to and from the event.


SOCAP 2019 application deadline 6/30. More 2019 scholarships will be announced soon!

Change Networks Program

A cohort-style program designed for people who have the desire and potential to make positive changes where they work. 

SUPPORT INCLUDES: Up to $5,000 and mentorship

STATUS: Accepting applications for North Dakota and South Dakota Change Networks April 1 - May 31, 2019.

Native Nations Rebuilders

A cohort-based leadership experience for enrolled members of the 23 Native nations in our region to develop the knowledge, skills and connections needed to effectively lead nation building efforts in their communities.

SUPPORT INCLUDES: Participation in Rebuilder sessions

STATUS: Visit Native Governance Center for application information.


Finnovation Fellowship

This nine-month program supports early-stage social entrepreneurs who have bold ideas for sustainable, systems-level change. Applications for the second cohort of nine fellows are due by midnight on May 15th, 2019.

Upcoming Events

Opportunities to build and strengthen connections with leaders across different networks in our region.

Careers at the Bush Foundation

Open positions at the Bush Foundation and links to other job boards in the field of philanthropy.

Office Hours

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