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Stories from Minnesota

Amelia Franck Meyer (BF’15) is transforming the child welfare system by healing trauma and putting families first
BE MSP is working to create a more inclusive environment for professionals of color
Three schools are making individualized learning work for their students
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
Manufacturers and public schools in Winona, Minnesota, have teamed up
to rethink how classrooms prepare students for life after graduation
FINNovation + Impact Hub MSP are changing the landscape of social entrepreneurship
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
Rural Minnesotans reevaluate how to find a new generation of leaders
ArtPlace puts art and artists at the center of community development
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
The Kirkbride artist residency program explores the past and future of a mental institution closed in 2006

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

Story by Laura Billings Coleman

Photographs by David J. Turner

By Andy Steiner

Photographs by Tom Roster

By Laura Billings Coleman

Photographs by Thomas Strand

By Laura Billings Coleman

Illustrations by Shannon Brady

Photographs by Bruce Silcox

By Laura Billings Coleman

Photographs by Emily Baxter

Work we've supported in Minnesota


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


Browse Bush Fellows from Minnesota.