On November 10, 2015, GROW South Dakota was one of eight organizations in the Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota region to be awarded the Bush Prize for Community Innovation from the Bush Foundation. This prestigious annual award honors and supports innovative organizations with a track record of making great ideas happen. This is a tremendous opportunity for GROW South Dakota to celebrate our breakthroughs in addressing rural community needs more effectively, equitably and sustainably. As a winner of the Bush Prize, GROW South Dakota receives a package of recognition, networking opportunities to create new partnerships, and a grant of $477,000. The Bush Prize grant funds are flexible and can be used to advance the charitable purpose of our organization, build our capacity, or create new and innovative ways to achieve our mission. In addition, GROW South Dakota will participate in a short, Bush Foundation-produced film that tells our story to the region and beyond.