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October 12, 2020

The Bush Foundation has selected 36 organizations to receive Ecosystem grants, which provide operating support to the programs and organizations that do the most to support the people in our region working to creatively solve problems.

October 12, 2020

Given the challenges of in-person gatherings caused by COVID-19, we’ve decided to cancel bushCONNECT 2020/21 and our Event Sponsorship Program. We feel proud of the work we have done with and through partners on these programs. We will focus our energy and resources to serve the most critical needs in our region.

October 12, 2020

The work of overcoming long-held beliefs and assumptions is humbling. For me, it has involved realizing over and over how my beliefs and assumptions are limited by my experience, different from what others believe and assume, and sometimes just plain wrong. 

August 21, 2020

Several scams are taking place on with scammers falsely claiming to work for the Bush Foundation. We're sharing what we currently know.

August 18, 2020

The Bush Fellowship is an investment in you, so that you can make a difference in your community. 

August 17, 2020

If you have looked at the Bush Fellowship application questions, chances are you have seen the words large-scale change. But what do those words mean in terms of the Bush Fellowship?

August 04, 2020

How much do I share? How do I match my application with what the selection committee is looking for?
These are two common questions we hear from Bush Fellowship applicants. If you’re looking for a cut-and-dry answer to tell you what to do, there isn’t one. While of course the Fellowship selection committees are guided by the selection criteria (track record, potential and plan) as they review applications, applying for a Bush Fellowship is a truly reflective and transformative inquiry process.

July 21, 2020

We adapted Community Innovation grants to be more open, equitable and responsive to community needs.

July 14, 2020

Each year we gather stories of how the people and ideas we've invested in are making our region better for everyone.

July 09, 2020

Black lives matter. It is a sign of the polarization of our time that such a simple statement can be so fraught that people refuse to say it. It is a moral truth. And it forces recognition of how racism in people and policies can violate this truth. We believe racism is holding our region back from being all it can be and preventing us from reaching our individual and collective potential. The Bush Foundation’s purpose is to make the region better for everyone. Making the region better for everyone requires intentional anti-racism work.