April 19, 2022
Announcing the Bush Foundation’s partnership with the Good Relatives Collaborative
In a commitment to sharing power by providing grants through community-rooted partners, Bush Foundation announced the Good Relatives Collaborative that will design and operate a community-based grant program serving the Native nations and communities across their region.
The Good Relatives Collaborative — made up of Sacred Pipe Resource Center (ND), Black Hills Community Loan Fund (SD), Four Bands Community Fund (SD) and the Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance (MN) — will work closely with their community to design the grant program and to make grant decisions. The program will reflect the purpose of the Bush Foundation’s Community Innovation program: to develop, test and spread ideas that make the region better for everyone and to inspire, equip and connect leaders to more effectively lead equitable change.
“The Good Relatives Collaborative was selected because of their deep connections to the communities and people they serve. Their strong leadership and reach across the region is outstanding,” said Bush Foundation Grantmaking Director Eileen Briggs. “Though the Collaborative is made of four unique organizations, they are poised to work well together. They share a vision of meeting community where they’re at and see themselves as thought partners with community instead of just grant makers.”
Organizations will be able to apply for grants from the Good Relatives Collaborative when the program opens later this year. Progress will be shared at www.GoodRelativesCollaborative.com as the program is developed, and will also be announced locally via each partner organization.
The Good Relatives Collaborative joins the Bush Foundation’s other community grant partners, Headwaters Foundation for Justice, South Dakota Community Foundation, and Strengthen ND. These partner organizations will all open their grant programs for applications later this year.