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.

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Changing organizational culture takes intention and time. At the Bush Foundation, we’ve spent the last five years creating a more inclusive culture internally so that we can be more effective externally. 

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We launched the Teacher Effectiveness Initiative (TEI) in 2009, with the goal of preparing and placing 25,000 new, effective teachers within our service region by 2020. 

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In 2017, we commissioned Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) to conduct baseline research on the state of individualized learning across the region in order to inform our education initiative.

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This report documents the development of the Native Governance Center, beginning with the Bush Foundation’s work supporting the self-determination of Native nations, through the emergence of a fully independent, Native-led 501(c)(3) organization in 2015. 

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Reflections on five years of working to make the Bush Foundation more permeable.

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The Bush Foundation launched a new Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) platform as well as an interconnected grantmaking system on January 1, 2016 after 18 months of planning, designing and testing with a dedicated technology consulting firm.

Reflections from Bush Fellows and Grantees

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