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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Our work on this initiative also underscored the importance of relationships to effecting change, and relationships take time to build.

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

Lakewood Health System
Bush Prize Case Study

Lakewood Health System (LHS) harnesses its size and agility to inspire innovations that lead to a healthier, economically stronger region.

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.

Students and Teachers
Bush Prize Case Study
People talking
Bush Prize Case Study
Reflections from Bush Fellows and Grantees

Learning Logs

People celebrating
Learning Logs
Community Innovation process
Learning Logs