St. Paul's Bush Foundation awarding $100 million to narrow racial wealth gaps
Nexus Community Partners in St. Paul and NDN Collective in Rapid City, S.D., will help design and operate grant programs for Black and Native Americans
December 27, 2021
The Bush Foundation is granting two community groups in St. Paul and South Dakota a total of $100 million to help close wealth gaps among Native Americans and African Americans.
The St. Paul-based foundation announced this month that it's selected Nexus Community Partners in St. Paul and NDN Collective in Rapid City, S.D., to distribute $50 million each in direct grants to thousands of Native and Black residents in Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota over the next several years.
"This is going to have an impact for so many individuals and their families and for their descendants to come," said Jackie Statum Allen, who co-leads the initiative with fellow Bush grantmaking director Eileen Briggs. "I'm so excited to see what it will do for our region."