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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.

Bush Fellow Learning Log
"What has stood up to me and has surprised me about my leadership development through the Fellowship to date is a new or renewed understanding of the importance of being a spiritually grounded leader."
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Papers & Reports

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. 

Native American Community Development Institute
Bush Prize Case Study

The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) spent three years asking Native people what they wanted for their future, as opposed to what they needed to meet their basic needs. The gatherings resulted in a rich and bold vision for a vibrant, resilient community that celebrates Native identity.

Papers & Reports

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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Bush Prize Case Study
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Papers & Reports

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. 

Reflections from Bush Fellows

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