Bush Foundation

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Bush Foundation
Motto Make Education More Relevant for All Students"
Formation 1953
Headquarters Saint Paul, MN, United States
Archibald Bush
Revenue (2015)
Expenses (2015) $49,454,796[1]
Website www.bushfoundation.org

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,[2] primarily located in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.[3] 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.[4]


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.[5]


  1. ^ a b "The Bush Foundation" (PDF). Foundation Center. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Bush Foundation Records Archived October 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Bush Foundation hires new president". MPR News. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bush Foundation". Social Innovation Lab. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 

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