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Stories about Community

Abdirizak “Zack” Mahboub balances entrepreneurial ambition with a vision of strengthening community
First Peoples Fund helps artist entrepreneurs bring their ancestral knowledge to life
Bush Prize winner Hmong American Farmers Association cultivates richness in the local food ecosystem
Voices for Racial Justice’s BRIDGE partnership works collaboratively
to reunite incarcerated citizens with community
Drawing together southern Minnesota’s Latino community to face broader regional concerns
Culturally relevant treatments for the Karen community
Face It TOGETHER is transforming how communities address addiction
Rural Minnesotans reevaluate how to find a new generation of leaders
Injecting new voices in philanthropy
Using human-centered design to plan a new kind of grocery store in north Minneapolis
Archibald Bush knew that a person’s leadership potential could not be measured by the population of their hometown
A philanthropic leader for nearly four decades, Ron McKinley dedicated time to mentor young leaders in the community
Commander David Kvam ensures the Maplewood Police Department’s involvement in the KCDC
Ehtaw Dwee’s personal journey to becoming the first board president of the Karen Organization of Minnesota and co-director of KCDC

PORTRAITS BY DAVID ELLIS

Hair and makeup Amber Young

By Laura Billings Coleman

Illustration by Eric Hanson

Story by Laura Billings Coleman

Photographs by David J. Turner

By Laura Billings Coleman

By Nick Coleman

By Nick Coleman

Photographs by Joe Rossi

By Nick Coleman

By Laura Billings Coleman

Photographs by Emily Baxter

Community work we've supported

Grantees

An in-depth list of grants the Bush Foundation has given with a community improvements focus.
 

Fellows

Browse Bush Foundation Fellows with a focus on public and societal benefits.