Addressing racial wealth gaps

Our Commitment

What We're Learning

We are a learning organization and work to be smarter and more effective every year. We never lose sight of the reason we exist: to do the most possible good with the resources left to the community by Archibald G. Bush. Here we share the lessons we learn through our efforts, as well as the insights of our grantees and Fellows.

Learning Log

Our work to embed community voices more deeply in reform by building community capacity has begun to influence outcomes. In the past year we have recruited, oriented and supported the addition of 6 new individuals to participate in two key leadership and decision-making committees around reforming...

Destination Rapid City
Bush Prize Case Study

Destination Rapid City (DRC) has transformed downtown Rapid City into a thriving business district that is rich in appeal for residents and visitors alike.

Grow South Dakota
Bush Prize Case Study

Understanding that small communities often struggle to invest in economic development, GROW South Dakota (GROW) offers an innovative program of financial and technical assistance.

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Papers & Reports

The Bush Foundation engaged Next Street to help us explore how best to support the capital needs of local social purpose businesses. 

Papers & Reports

“What we found when we actually dug into our data is that the numbers don’t always reflect reality, and it’s not necessarily intentional,” — Carly Bad Heart Bull, Native nations activities manager.

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Bush Prize Case Study
Reflections from Bush Fellows and Grantees

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Community Innovation process
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