Bush Foundation

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The Bush Foundation was created in 1953 by Archibald Granville Bush an American businessman primarily involved with 3M and his wife, Edyth Bassler Bush. The organization awards $40 million a year to philanthropic organizations,[1] primarily located in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.[2] The current president of the foundation is Jennifer Ford Reedy (appointed in July 2012), who previously worked on the Itasca Project and the GiveMN.org initiative at the Minnesota Philanthropy Partners.[3]


The mission of the Bush Foundation is to be a catalyst for the courageous leadership necessary to create sustainable solutions to tough public problems and ensure community vitality.[4]


  1. ^ "Major state funding group alters grant focus: Bush Foundation shifts its philanthropy to more societal concerns". St. Paul Pioneer Press. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Bush Foundation Records Archived October 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Bush Foundation hires new president". MPR News. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bush Foundation". Social Innovation Lab. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 

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