November 14, 2023

Our region is filled with organizations that others just can’t do without. We call them Ecosystem organizations because they create the environment needed for others to solve problems in their communities. They’re recognized as go-to resources, infrastructure or intermediary organizations because they provide critical data analysis, advance public awareness and policy, spread great ideas and help build capacity or build and support leadership networks. As Ecosystem organizations, they work within and across sectors and issue areas to make the work of others better and stronger.

October 17, 2023

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Bush Prize! These organizations are highly valued in their communities and have a strong track record of successful community problem solving. 

October 17, 2023

One of the ways we work to be radically open in our grantmaking is through our Community Innovation program. These grants fund the most promising ideas — across any issue area and at any stage of development — that have the greatest potential for transformative impact in the region.

Published October 2023

September 13, 2023

The Bush Fellowship is unique because it’s not about projects, it’s about people. It’s an investment in accomplished leaders with extraordinary track records who are ready to leap forward in their leadership. We’re offering three insights to help you think about designing your Fellowship plan.

Published September 2023

August 22, 2023

Maria Medina (BF'19) reflects on her self-transformation as a Bush Fellow.

As a young college student, I knew one day I would apply for and receive a Bush Fellowship— no matter how many times it would take me to succeed. I admired the Fellows I knew personally, and I loved learning about others I did not know. 

Little did I know of the life-changing difference the application experience alone would have for me, in addition to the Fellowship itself.  

June 27, 2023

Leadership matters. Leaders shape our communities, institutions, nation and the world. They define culture, take action and make decisions that have long-standing and wide-ranging impact on people and communities.

All of us have a role to play in creating a region where each person can thrive, but the people we choose as leaders, and choose to follow, make a huge difference in our shared direction.

Published June 2023

June 13, 2023

We’re pleased to introduce this year’s Bush Fellows, a group of 24 individuals whose bold vision is shaping communities around our region. They are committed to strengthening their own leadership to creatively solve problems for deep and lasting impact.

June 13, 2023

We’re pleased to introduce this year’s Bush Fellows, a group of 24 individuals whose bold vision is shaping communities around our region.

June 13, 2023

We are continuously inspired by the new ideas and creative thinking of leaders working to solve problems in our region. “Leader” conjures up different images for different people. When we talk about leaders, we mean those who activate to make change happen — regardless of their title, age, or where they live. We mean those who are inspiring and supporting others to solve problems and create new opportunities, within and across communities.

Published June 2023

May 18, 2023

We believe that working to close systemic wealth gaps across racial and ethnic communities is one of the most important and highest impact things we can do. 

Back in March 2021, we committed $50 million — as part of our regular grantmaking — to help address wealth gaps that significantly affect racial and ethnic communities. And we thought it would take us 5 years to do it.

Published May 2023