About Bush Prize: Minnesota

The Bush Prize is an annual award that celebrates organizations that have a culture of innovation and a history of building creative solutions for challenges in their communities. Bush Prize winners in each region will receive a flexible grant of up to 25% of the organization’s last fiscal year expenses, up to $500,000. Bush Prize grants are flexible general operating funds that can be used to support the organization's ongoing good work in whatever way best suits their needs. 

Bush Foundation is investing in community-led philanthropy by choosing four regional partners to select Bush Prize winners who are leading change in their region. Headwaters Foundation for Justice is partnering with the Bush Foundation to select the 2023 Bush Prize: Minnesota winner. We are excited to bring Headwaters' deep experience with community-led grantmaking to this established Bush Foundation program. 

Bush Prize: Minnesota winners will be organizations that are highly valued within their communities and have a track record of successful community problem solving. Their core work will use inclusive, collaborative, and resourceful processes to build power and advance justice throughout Minnesota, with a focus on racial and economic equity. 

The application for the 2023 Bush Prize: Minnesota has closed.

If you have questions about grant criteria, focus, and eligibility, connect with Kate Vickery, Program Officer