Bush Foundation Accepting Applications for 'Ecosystem' Grants

The Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them. As part of this mission, the foundation has issued a Call for Applications for a new grant program that will provide general operating support to help sustain organizations that create unique and significant value for the "ecosystem" of Bush Foundation grantees, fellows, Native Rebuilders, and others.

To that end, general support grants of up to $200,000 over two years will be awarded across all Bush Foundation program and strategic initiatives to ecosystem organizations that provide critical data and analysis; spread great ideas and build capacity; advance public awareness and policy; and/or build and support leadership networks.

To be eligible, applicant organizations must be recognized by as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code and support work that advances a Bush Foundation program or initiative, including its Community Innovation Program, Leadership Program, Community Creativity Initiative, Education Initiative, Native Nation Building Initiative, and/or Social Business Ventures Initiative. The organization also should create unique and significant value for other organizations and leaders and operate in a way that aligns with the Bush Foundation's mission and values.

Additional consideration will be given in terms of the size of community served; size of the applicant organization; demographics of the community served; and whether it operates in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and/or the twenty-three Native nations that share the same geography.

See the Bush Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Deadline: June 29, 2018