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.

First Peoples Fund
Bush Prize Case Study

First Peoples Fund set out more than 20 years ago to devise an approach that empowers Native artists to be culture bearers and leaders of social change in their communities

Map showing the 14 NExT Institutions
Papers & Reports

In 2009, the Bush Foundation launched its ten-year Teacher Effectiveness Initiative. It was based on the theory that better teacher preparation programs would lead to more effective teachers and, in turn, improved student outcomes.

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Bush Prize Case Study
Learning Log

We think that the most useful element of the community innovation process that has been most helpful is the “collaborative” component. Establishing working relationships in our collaborative has enabled us to develop more rigorous and engaged work, and importantly, a much more varied set of outcomes

Cheyenne River Youth Project
Bush Prize Case Study

Born from a desire to transform a notorious main street bar into a drug- and alcohol-free space for the community’s youth, the Cheyenne River Youth Project (CRYP) has become an essential part of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, providing safe places for 4- to 18-year olds to gather, and for teens to learn valuable employment and life skills.

Reflections from Bush Fellows and Grantees

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Community Innovation process
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