Community Innovation Grants – a program of the Consensus Council in Partnership with the Bush Foundation
We’ve heard from organizations throughout North Dakota that today’s changing community needs and complex challenges require new thinking and new approaches. However, the day-to-day pressures of work – operationally and financially – make it hard to step back and engage the community to think bigger and think differently to create new solutions to community problems. These grants are designed for organizations to do just that – to lead the process of creating a community innovation.
Over the past 28 years, the Consensus Council has worked to bring citizens and leaders together to build agreements on difficult issues, through including the right people, assuring a safe place and facilitating thoughtful and strategic conversations. In a unique partnership with the Bush Foundation (www.bushfoundation.org) the Consensus Council has entered a new and exciting phase of operations – bringing opportunity to fund North Dakota organizations – through Community Innovation Grants.