Stories about Community

Amelia Franck Meyer (BF’15) is transforming the child welfare system by healing trauma and putting families first
Julie Garreau (BF’16) and her community build hope with the Cheyenne River Youth Project
BE MSP is working to create a more inclusive environment for professionals of color
First Peoples Fund helps artist entrepreneurs bring their ancestral knowledge to life
Abdirizak “Zack” Mahboub (BF'10) balances entrepreneurial ambition with a vision of strengthening community
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
Dr. Shana Sniffen (BF'13) delivers 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


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


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


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