Addressing racial wealth gaps

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July 19, 2022

A lot has been happening this spring and summer! We’re thrilled to share some staff news with you that includes new people, new positions and some familiar faces in new roles. We have six new people that have joined our terrific team since March. Two of those people fill brand-new roles – grantmaking officers located in North Dakota and South Dakota. Keep reading on our website to learn more and get to know our staff. 

July 19, 2022

Our own Jen Ford Reedy, president of the Foundation, was recently invited to share a stage with others talking about philanthropy’s role in systems change at the Aspen Ideas Festival in late June.

June 14, 2022

We’re making some noise with lots of snaps for our longtime chief investment officer, John Otterlei, who will be retiring at the end of the year.

John joined the Foundation in 2008 and has played a critical role in helping us realize our mission. 

May 19, 2022

We’re so excited to introduce you to this year’s class of Bush Fellows. They’re a remarkable group of committed leaders who have big dreams for their communities.

May 19, 2022

Every year we are humbled by the incredible talent and brilliance of our neighbors in the region, and this year is no different. I’m immensely grateful for the opportunity to introduce you to our 2022 class of Bush Fellows.

April 19, 2022

We’re excited to share that the Good Relatives Collaborative will be our fourth community-based grant partner, and will design and operate a community-based grant program supporting Native nations and communities across the area. 

April 19, 2022

Leaders — in government, businesses and nonprofits — shape our institutions and our collective experiences.  But, how do we know if they are representative of and responsive to the diverse communities that they employ and serve?

March 22, 2022

Please join us in celebrating Maggie Arzdorf-Schubbe as she transitions from her role at the Bush Foundation at the end of March. Maggie has been a trusted consultant to the Foundation for over 30 years and will truly be missed.

March 22, 2022

If we give 200 grants a year it means only one half of one percent of the nonprofits in our region could possibly get funding from the Bush Foundation. Who gets a shot at that funding?