Community Innovation Grants

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Bush Foundation
Oct 9, 2014

Community Innovation Grants awards funding to nonprofits working to create effective, equitable, and sustainable changes in communities. Although limitations aren't put on the types of projects, at least 50% of Community Innovation grants will be awarded to projects that address racial and economic disparities.

Examples of past projects include:

  • Funds were awarded to the First Children's Finance Fund which address rural child care issues
  • Funds were awarded to the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative which is designed to achieve community-level change for children and youth
  • Funds were awarded to Renewing the Countryside II which works to strengthen local food systems in rural areas
  • Funds were awarded to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for culturally competent health and wellness programs targeted for tribe members
  • Funds were awarded to Men as Peacemakers which engages men with women in preventing violence and promoting equity

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government units are eligible.

Geographic coverage
Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Amount of funding

Award Ceiling: $200,000
Award Floor: $500

Application process

Applicants requesting between $10,000 - $200,000 must apply online. A link to the online application process is available on the program website.

Applicants requesting between $500 - $10,000 must apply through one of the Bush Foundation's community partners.
Tagged as
Healthcare needs and services · Minorities · Public health · Minnesota · North Dakota · South Dakota

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