Investing in great ideas

Through our grants programs we invest in organizations working on issues that are important to their community and key to advancing work in our focus areas.

Our Community Innovation program offers two open grant opportunities - The Bush Prize for Community Innovation and Community Innovation Grants - to inspire and support communities to pursue innovative solutions to their challenges.

Our Ecosystem grants help sustain organizations that create unique and significant value for Bush Foundation grantees, Fellows, Rebuilders and others.

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The Bush Prize celebrates organizations with a track record of successful community problem solving. 

Grants of $100,000 over three years for organizations making art and culture central to problem solving, that are led by and serving people of color or Indigenous people, and/or rural communities, non-metropolitan cities or towns with populations of less than 50,000 people. 

Grants of up to $200,000 to fund problem-solving projects that make the region better for everyone.

General operating support for organizations that help create an environment for our programs and strategic initiatives to be successful.

Event Sponsorship

Accepting applications through 1/31

Support for events that inspire, equip and connect people to think bigger and think differently about what's possible in their communities. 

Short-term grants that support opportunities to increase innovation and leverage significant partnerships with other public and philanthropic organizations.

A one-time grant of $200,000 to support a nonprofit organization that embodies Archibald Bush’s legacy of working to strengthen the civic, social and/or cultural vitality of Saint Paul.