In 2013, the Bush Foundation established the Community Innovation program to inspire and support communities working to create innovative solutions to the challenges they face.
Since then we have invested more than $35 million in communities across our region through our Community Innovation Grants and the Bush Prize for Community Innovation.
Community Innovation Grants
Support community problem solving efforts that are inclusive, collaborative and resourceful
THE BUSH PRIZE FOR COMMUNITY INNOVATION
UP TO $500,000
Honors and supports innovative organizations with a track record of making great ideas happen
Community Innovation Process
Formed in partnership with Wilder Research, this diagram illustrates an effective approach to community problem solving.
Increase understanding of the issue
Test and implement solutions
Helping Communities Solve Problems
Our grants support a wide range of issues.
of Community Innovation grants support projects that seek to reduce racial and/or economic disparities.
Investments to Date
Bush Prizes and Community Innovation Grants since 2013
167 BUSH PRIZES AND COMMUNITY INNOVATION GRANTS
awarded by the Bush Foundation.
of the above grants have been invested in native nations
314 community innovation grants ($500-$10,000)
awarded by our partner organizations
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