Bush Grant

Dakota Midday: Bush Foundation Announcements

Nov 15, 2016

Duchesne Drew, Community Network Vice President for the Bush Foundation, joins Dakota Midday to announce the South Dakota recipients of the 2016 Bush Foundation Award for Community Innovation. In his position, Drew oversees and integrates the work of communication, community innovation and leadership program teams.

Courtesy Matthews Opera House

The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center has been selected to receive a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant. The $200,000 award will assist the century-old Spearfish landmark to centralize arts within the community. 

The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center encompasses an historic opera house, a Main Street arts center for local artists and the annual Spearfish Festival in the Park.

But executive director Sian Young points out that people shouldn’t be turned off by the historic theatre’s name.

South Dakota Community Foundation recently announced more than $128,000 in Community Innovation Grants. President Stephanie Judson explains SDCF's partnership with the Bush Foundation and how her organization supports creative problem solving in communities throughout the state.

Bush Grant Companies Merge

Dec 6, 2013

OTA and Pollen are two organizations that connect creative and civic-minded individuals. They will merge to create what they call a regional transformation of communities and ideas in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota. Over the past five years OTA has formed a movement dedicated to 'connecting the disconnected' throughout North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.