She is on the board of advisors of the Children's Scholarship Fund.
- Advisory Committee, AmeriCares (at least in 2004)
In a fine example of the prejudice inherent within privilege, First Mom and Former First Lady Barbara Bush, while "[a]ccompanying her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, on a tour of hurricane relief centers in Houston" following Hurricane Katrina, said September 5, 2005, "referring to the poor who had lost everything back home and evacuated, 'This is working very well for them.'"
- "In a segment at the top of the show on the surge of evacuees to the Texas city, Barbara Bush said: 'Almost everyone I’ve talked to says we're going to move to Houston.
- "Then she added: 'What I’m hearing which is sort of scary is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality.
- "'And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this (she chuckles slightly) is working very well for them.'"
- Barbara Mikkelson, "A Beautiful Mind," Snopes, Last Updated August 20, 2005.
- "Barbara Bush: Things Working Out 'Very Well' for Poor Evacuees from New Orleans," Editor & Publisher, September 5, 2005.
- Cynthia Leonor Garza, "Former first lady's donation aids son. Katrina funds earmarked to pay for Neil Bush's software program," Houston Chronicle, March 23, 2006. re son Neil Mallon Bush and Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund
- Jennifer Radcliffe, "Katrina donation ignites debate. HISD says focus on Neil Bush's software didn't violate policy," Houston Chronicle, March 24, 2006.
- Joshua Micah Marshall, Talking Points Memo, March 24, 2006. George and Barbara Bush are investors in son Neil's Ignite! Learning.
- "Barbara Bush Gift Earmarked for Son's Firm," Associated Press (Washington Post), March 25, 2006.
- Joe Sudbay, "Barbara Bush's compassionate tax reduction strategy," AMERICAblog, March 25, 2006.
- David Rossie, "Mother Bush Takes Care of her Brood," Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (New York) (Common Dreams), April 2, 2006.
- John Aravosis, "Like Mother, like son. The Bush family has disdain for U.S. soldiers," AMERICAblog, March 18, 2007.