From the Bush Foundation...
The Bush Foundation works to inspire and support creative problem solving — within and across sectors — to make our region better for everyone. We know problem solving is hard. Our Ecosystem grant program is designed to provide operating support to the programs and organizations that do the most to support the people doing this work.
Some might call these infrastructure organizations or intermediary organizations or just can’t-do-without organizations. We call them Ecosystem organizations because they create the environment for organizations and leaders to solve problems and make the region better for everyone.WHAT WE FUND
Ecosystem grants provide operating support to programs and organizations that our grantees, Fellows and other organizations rely heavily on to:
- Provide critical data and analysis.
- Spread great ideas and build capacity.
- Advance public awareness and policy.
- Build and support leadership networks.
We are looking for Ecosystem grantees that support organizations and leaders working to advance the goals of our focus areas.
Organizations may apply to receive as much as $300,000 over three years in operating support. The annual grant amount is typically 25% of the organization’s expenses, up to $100,000 per year. All Ecosystem grantees will receive an additional $10,000 in capacity building funds to build or increase their skills to work across differences.