December 10, 2019

The organizations who received Community Innovation grants in 2019 are great examples of the community-led problem solving that's happening in our region.

December 10, 2019

This year we’ve been asking ourselves big questions, focusing on how we can be more simple, more cohesive, and more open and responsive to the communities we serve. I think of it as a strategy push – pushing ourselves to do better. 

Published 2019

November 12, 2019

The Bush Foundation is proud to introduce the 2019 Bush Prize for Community Innovation winners: five organizations with a track record of successful problem solving in their communities.

November 12, 2019

Bush Prize finalists come to life in the “due diligence” part of the selection process, which includes reference calls, a site visit to each finalist to meet with staff and partners, and a look at the organization’s financial picture. 

September 24, 2019

The Bush Fellowship is a recognition of your accomplishments and support for your potential. It is an investment in you, so that you can make a difference in your community. 

September 23, 2019

One of the hard things about applying for a Bush Fellowship is that you are writing your application for folks who don’t know you. Your written application is your opportunity to help us understand how the significant moments in your life set the course for who you are today. 

September 20, 2019

Learn more about the new members from North Dakota and South Dakota.

September 18, 2019

We’ve been working for several years to operate more inclusively within our organization. We’ve been working to understand the equity implications of all we do, big and small, in our grantmaking and operations. One of the toughest stages in doing equity work within any organization is jumping from training room conversations to action.

Published 2019

September 03, 2019

Next year marks our fifth bushCONNECT, to be held on October 4-5, 2020, at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. It takes a village to create bushCON and we’re looking for the partners who will co-create the experience and make it our best ever leadership and networking event!

August 27, 2019

In my role leading the Bush Fellowship applicant experience, I am often asked: What is a strong track record? When it comes to track record, many applicants talk about their record of success in terms of the positions, titles or awards they have earned. Yet, a strong track record is not just a list of degrees and accolades.