Those of you who have been watching the Bush Foundation for a while know that Goals for a Decade was a huge strategic shift for us. It was a disruption for us and a disruption for many others who had come to count on Bush Foundation funding for their issue or their organization.
Overall, our experience with Goals for a Decade was mixed. We had some successes and some things that didn’t go as we had hoped. It made us wrestle with big questions about impact and our role in the region. We’ve incorporated the lessons of our experience into the way we operate today. We think we are stronger because of it.
And — we’ve also included lots and lots of stories showcasing the great work of people we’ve supported throughout the region. I hope you will find them as inspiring as we do!
Jen Ford Reedy, president