Our support for community challenges

COVID-19 Racial Injustice

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.

Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Stewardship
Bush Prize Case Study

Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Stewardship’s (NPSAS) Farm Breeding Club is a collaboration between farmers, agronomists, breeders, processors and those interested in good food working together to improve crop seeds for healthier living and greater democracy in agriculture.

Teacher and students
Papers & Reports

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. 

Project Prime
Bush Prize Case Study

The creation of Project PRIME took extraordinary collaboration among Black Hills State University (BHSU), Rapid City Area Schools (RCAS) and Technology and Innovation in Education.

Papers & Reports

The Bush Foundation and a group of partners launched the InCommons initiative in 2009, with the objective of increasing the leadership and problem-solving capacity of communities.

Reflections from Bush Fellows and Grantees

Learning Logs

People celebrating
Learning Logs
Community Innovation process
Learning Logs