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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.

Four Bands Community Fund
Bush Prize Case Study

By creating economic opportunity on the reservation, FBCF is ultimately reviving the traditional culture that supports self-sufficiency, healthy family and community structure, and a thriving economy.

Bush Fellows
Papers & Reports

In 2014, the Bush Foundation made a number of changes to enhance the Bush Fellowship program’s flexibility, selectivity and visibility. 

Bush Fellow Learning Log
"Using my tenacity in these gentle but persistent ways, rather than using it to engage in a battle for what is right, is a new way of working for me. It feels so much better, and it works better, too."
Great Plains Food Bank
Bush Prize Case Study

Community partnerships are the foundation of the Great Plains Food Bank's (GPFB) work to end hunger across North Dakota.

Juxtaposition Arts
Bush Prize Case Study

JXTA works with residents and stakeholders towards a vision of improved access to educational, economic and decision-making opportunities that create healthy, beautiful and safe physical environments, with a focus on North Minneapolis.

Bush Foundation office
Papers & Reports

In September 2013, the Bush Foundation and MN Partners moved into three contiguous floors of a downtown St. Paul office building.

Reflections from Bush Fellows and Grantees

Learning Logs

People celebrating
Learning Logs
Community Innovation process
Learning Logs