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Education Portfolio Director

We're seeking an individual to lead our strategic initiative in Education as Education Portfolio Director. They will be responsible for developing and executing strategies to advance the Foundation’s guiding education goal of making our region the national leader in providing individualized education that meets the needs and ambitions of all students. 

Visit our Careers page for more information and instructions on how to apply.


Individualized Learning School Intermediary Grant Program

The Bush Foundation seeks to fund school intermediaries with a promising or proven approach to implementing individualized learning in schools, and a track record of working with K-12 schools to incorporate that approach. 

Accepting applications through Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Learn more and apply


Ecosystem Grants

Ecosystem grants provide general operating support to organizations working within our program and strategic initiative areas that other organizations rely on to:

  • Provide critical data and analysis.
  • Spread great ideas and build capacity.
  • Advance public awareness and policy.
  • Build and support leadership networks.

Accepting Ecosystem grant applications until May 24 at noon Central.

Learn more about Ecosystem grants.


Event Sponsorship Grants

We look to support a limited number of events that offer inspiring, engaging programming; equip people with knowledge or skills to effectively lead change; and facilitate interaction among participants.

We also consider whether events are inclusive of people from different backgrounds; have clear takeaways for participants and goals for measuring success and reach an audience that could benefit from our grant and Fellowship programs.

Application deadline for Round 2: May 31, noon Central.

Learn more about Event Sponsorship Grants.


School Design for Individualized Learning

An education design experience that will inspire, equip and connect educators who want to reimagine the purpose and structure of school. We are now inviting schools to participate in our second cohort during Spring and Fall 2018, and we are also accepting applications from schools that participated in the first cohort in 2017 for Individualized Learning School Design Grants via 2Revolutions through May 2018.



Office Hours

We will partner with Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Otto Bremer Trust and Propel for Nonprofits to kickoff our 2018 Office Hours on June 6 in Owatonna, MN.
Learn more about funding opportunities available for discussion.

Change Networks

Change Networks are unique learning experiences for people who want to build the skills and connections that will help them become more effective leaders. They are designed for people who have the desire and potential to make positive changes where they work.

North Dakota and South Dakota Change Networks accept applications April 1 - May 31, 2018.

Minnesota Change Networks accept applications May 1 - June 15, 2018.

Learn more about Change Networks.


bushCONNECT Registration

Registration will be open for all those invited by Recruitment Partners or Bush Foundation programs through June 5, 2018.

General Admission tickets will go on sale June 14 at 10 am.

Visit the bushCONNECT website for more information.

Event Scholarship

Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators

October 16 – 21, 2018 | Salzburg, Austria

The Young Cultural Innovators (YCI) Forum is designed to nurture the current generation through capacity building, mentoring, and global networking. The network is multi-disciplinary and encompasses creative disciplines ranging from the visual and performing arts, literature, and cultural heritage, to foods, fashion, architecture, and design. It combines theory and practice, with keynote presentations focusing on big picture issues facing the cultural sector and with skills-building sessions on communicating value; principles of self-organization; cross-sectoral collaboration; and leadership and values.

Eight selected applicants will receive a full scholarship to participate in the YCI program, including the session fee, room and board, and travel costs. Application deadline June 18, 2018.

Visit Salzburg Global Seminar for details on criteria and how to apply.

Event Scholarship


We're funding 25 scholarships for individuals from our region to attend. 

Application deadline June 30, 2018

Learn more


Community Innovation

Accepting applications for Community Innovation grants on a rolling basis. Contact Community Innovation staff to find out if this grant is a fit for your community.



Upcoming Events

Take an opportunity to grow your network. Learn more about events we sponsor and host.




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