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High Impact Giving.
Principled Philanthropy.

The Bradley Impact Fund is a donor-advised fund philanthropic investors choose to ensure America remains a land of freedom, equality, and opportunity now and for future generations.

2021 End of Year Granting & Contribution Guidelines:
To ensure timely delivery of grants by year end, grant recommendations must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on December 21. For full details on actions needed and due dates for contributing various asset types, click here for the complete guidelines.  

A Dynamic Community United in Principles & Purpose.

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Our Mission: The Bradley Impact Fund is a donor-advised fund with a mission to serve as philanthropic advisors who educate, empower, and inspire donors to advance our common principles through high-impact giving and the protection of donor intent.

Our Vision: The Bradley Impact Fund envisions a robust, national community of informed donors and partners who support and fund organizations that restore, strengthen, and protect America’s founding principles and institutions.

Our Guiding Principles:

  • Constitutional Order - Fidelity to the Constitution, with its principles of limited government, federalism, separation of powers, and individual liberties.

  • Free Markets - Commitment to free markets that allow for private enterprise, entrepreneurship, and voluntary exchange within the rule of law.

  • Civil Society - Commitment to the fundamental institutions of civil society that cultivate individuals capable of self-governance.

  • Informed Citizens - Dedication to the formation of informed and capable citizens.

  • Donor Intent - Protection of donor intent.

We are aligned with and inspired by  The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation’s mission to restore, strengthen, and protect the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism. The Foundation’s 30 years of philanthropic expertise and vetted portfolio of nonprofit organizations are resources available to our dynamic community.

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Connect to bright minds, smart ideas and thoughtful implementation.

Donor Beware: Protecting Donor Intent

"Identity politics and groupthink have taken over professional philanthropy just like it’s taken over K-12 education, higher ed, corporate America, really every aspect of our society. It’s hurting the very people that we all want to help. We can no longer have important conversations and honest...

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Solutions for Civic Engagement

In Solutions for Civic Engagement, Impact Fund Senior Philanthropic Advisor Sherry Street moderated a lively dialogue between grant recipients engaging different citizen groups in civic life. Jonathan Bechtle, COO and General Counsel for The Foundation for Government Accountability, highlighted...

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Defeating Cancel Culture

2021 Bradley Impact Conference sessions examined the pervasive cancel culture in America and effective strategies for defeating it. In The Future of Media, panelist John Papola observed, “For all the talk about cancel culture, which is very real, it’s never been easier to get your message out to...

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Advancing Parental Choice in Wisconsin

Though Wisconsin is a national leader in advancing parental choice in education, and despite the pandemic’s catalyzing effect on American support for school choice, there is still much to be accomplished, according to experts. After the Pandemic: Advancing Parental Choice in Education in...

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What our donors say

Nonprofits changing Milwaukee’s status quo are successful because they align the interests of families, neighborhoods and donors.

They’re uniting people in their investment in a shared outcome, and the relationships they’re building are real.

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John Beagle

The Bradley Impact Fund, with its commitment to American principles, is well-aligned with my own ideals.

Recognizing the importance of public policy dialogue to human creativity in a free market economy is essential.

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Sylvie Légère Ricketts

I can conveniently support the causes I care about through the Impact Fund. I’m also continually learning about policy solutions and high-impact nonprofit organizations helping people engage in the American Dream through effort, education, and opportunity.

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Ron Krizek

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