2023 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 Tuesday, December 19. 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.

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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Stay current and broaden your knowledge with The Brief.  It arrives by mail and in your inbox four times a year with profiles on thought leaders, future leaders, organizations doing exceptional and innovative work, and upcoming opportunities to engage with our donor community. Like to catch up on some of our prior issues? Click here for the archive.

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Connect to bright minds, smart ideas, and impactful missions.

Commitment to Free Markets That Allow for Private Enterprise, Entrepreneurship, and Voluntary Exchange Within the Rule of Law

“In due time, the good fortune of the United States to have had such a man as Calvin Coolidge in just the years he filled that office will be more clearly realized than it yet has been.”

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Allegiance to the Constitution, With Its Principles of Limited Government, Federalism, Separation of Powers, and Individual Liberties

Hartford, Connecticut public school teacher John Grande isn’t one to mince words. So when administrators asked John and his peers what they thought of the “diversity” course they’d just endured, his succinct reply spoke volumes.

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Commitment to the Fundamental Institutions of Civil Society That Cultivate Individuals Capable of Self-Governance

We are not just another number or statistic. We are not just our worst mistake. . . We are brothers, sons, uncles, and fathers. We are people who are loved and who love. . . We are people who seek forgiveness. We are people who learn from their mistakes.

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The Bradley Impact Fund Shares with Our Members a Strong Commitment to Donor Intent and Privacy

Founded in 2018, People United for Privacy Foundation (PUFPF) defends the rights of all Americans to come together in support of their shared values. Which seems like common sense, until you read developments in policy that have profound effects on donors and the causes they support.

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2023 Words of Impact Essay

2023 Words of Impact Essay

Amity Shlaes: The Curse of Bignesss; Economics Über Alles; and Collectivism and Man at Yale, as published in National Review Capital Matters. Read here.
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What our donors say

"We are losing the battle for freedom from within this country. The most effective way to fight this battle is to fund frontline warriors fighting every day through the organizations they lead. The Impact Fund helps donors target the best and most impactful organizations so they’re able to make the biggest difference they can with their giving."

Dennis Kuester

Dennis Kuester

Impact Fund member since 2013

"The promotion of the vital link between the arts, free expression of ideas, and civic engagement is what initially led us to join the Impact Fund. I want to be part of the conversation on preserving this country’s freedoms."

Kathryn Murphy Burke

Kathryn Murphy Burke

Impact Fund member since 2018

"You worked hard to make the money, and you’ve got to work hard to make sure you’re investing properly in philanthropy.  I think the Bradley Impact Fund can be a major help in this area."

Jack Miller

Jack Miller

Impact Fund member since 2018

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