Addressing racial wealth gaps

Our Commitment


October 17, 2022

We’re excited to welcome Carol Peterfeso, our new managing director of investments to the Foundation! Her official first day with us is Monday, November 7.

October 17, 2022

Join Independent Sector for their fifth year of bringing together a community of changemakers committed to building a healthy and racially just nation.

September 23, 2022

We worked with Community Science to dig deeper into the impacts of the Change Networks.

August 25, 2022

The GroundBreak Coalition aims to activate at least $2 billion over 10 years in ways that build community, increase wealth and improve lives in the Twin Cities. The group is made up of corporate, civic and philanthropic leaders committed to a racially equitable and carbon-neutral future.

August 22, 2022

The application period for the Bush Fellowship is opening soon! We encourage leaders from all spaces and places to consider whether this is the right time to apply for a Fellowship because we need leadership from all fields to make our region better for everyone.

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.