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

We believe racism is holding our region back from being all it can be and preventing us from reaching our individual and collective potential. Our purpose is to make the region better for everyone, and this requires intentional anti-racism work.

Published 2020

June 09, 2020

The inequities and systemic oppression that the killing of George Floyd and the COVID-19 pandemic have spotlighted have been there for generations. But they don’t have to continue. It is up to all of us to step forward with the leadership that this moment requires and build a new reality together.

June 09, 2020

Introducing the 2020 Bush Fellows, 24 visionary leaders who are thinking big about how to solve problems and shape a better future for their communities.

June 05, 2020

George Floyd’s murder and the community unrest that followed affected our region and world. We’re inspired by the many community-led efforts to respond and rebuild. We are glad to be an initial contributor to the Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund. 

May 30, 2020

It is always upsetting to witness racism and violence. It is particularly upsetting when the racism and violence is close to home. When it is our community. Our police. Our neighbor — George Floyd.

Published 2020

May 12, 2020

After considering many factors related to COVID-19, we have decided to postpone bushCONNECT from Fall 2020 to Fall 2021.

May 12, 2020

The organizations who have received Community Innovation grants so far in 2020 are examples of the community problem solving happening to make our region better for everyone. They're working on solutions for homelessness, workforce inclusion, increasing home-ownership opportunities and issues related to COVID-19. 

May 11, 2020

We have invested in leadership development as a program priority for decades. It is only in recent years that we have brought that same intention to our own staff.

Published 2020