Areas of Impact

Explore our issue categories and sample projects.

Education is the key to a free society, a robust economy and a strong America. The Bradley Impact Fund offers a broad spectrum of educational programs that support learning at all stages.

Example Issues

  • K-12 Education
  • Great Schools
  • Violence Prevention in Schools
  • Online Educational Enrichment
  • Parental Choice
  • Higher Education
  • Bradley Fellows

Sample Grantees

  • Charter School Growth Fund
  • Education Action Group Foundation, Inc.
  • Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
  • Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
  • National Council on Teacher Quality
  • Partners Advancing Values in Education (PAVE)
  • Princeton University
  • Schools that Can Milwaukee (STCM)
  • The University of Wisconsin Foundation
  • Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL)
  • Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (WPRI)

Free market capitalism is the best means of providing economic stability and prosperity for our nation and the world economy. This portfolio supports programs aimed at strong economic growth and job creation.

Example Issues

  • Workplace Freedom
  • Environmental Policy
  • Energy
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Size and Scope of Government
  • Entitlement Reform
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Democratic Capitalism
  • Regulations

Sample Grantees

  • ACTS Community Development Corporation
  • Americans for Tax Reform Foundation
  • Economics Wisconsin
  • Encounter for Culture and Education, Inc.
  • Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
  • Free Congress Foundation
  • Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
  • The Center for Union Facts
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy
  • The Manhattan Institute
  • Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL)
  • Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (WPRI)

There is no liberty without security. This portfolio contains a broad array of sophisticated approaches to U.S national security interests.

Example Issues

  • Foreign and Defense Policy
  • Terrorism
  • International Relations
  • U.S. Alliances
  • Culture of Lawfulness
  • Law Enforcement

Sample Grantees

This portfolio supports projects that define and further the unique culture that we enjoy as Americans.

Example Issues

  • Western Civilization
  • Ordered Liberty
  • Rule of Law
  • Philanthropy
  • Family/Marriage
  • Arts

Sample Grantees

  • Encounter for Culture and Education, Inc.
  • Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
  • ACTS Community Development Corporation
  • American Principles Project
  • Bradley Graduate & Post-Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Community Warehouse
  • FreedomWorks Foundation
  • Legacy Foundation
  • Media Trackers
  • National Fatherhood Initiative
  • Neu-Life Community Resource Center
  • Princeton University
  • The National Marriage Project
  • The Philanthropy Roundtable
  • The University of Wisconsin Foundation
  • Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL)
  • Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (WPRI)

Ideas have power. This portfolio helps foster the next breakthrough ideas and reaffirms those worth applying to our present challenges.

Example Issues

  • Constitutional Democracy
  • Free Market Capitalism
  • Civil Society
  • Conservative Intellectual Infrastructure
  • Public Discourse

Sample Grantees

Local Initiatives Portfolio

This portfolio offers local Wisconsin initiatives near The Bradley Impact Fund’s home base. Donors may decide to support these either as a convenient way to giving back to their local community or as a means to selectively fund initiatives that will hopefully serve as models for a broader application, such as was the case for Welfare Reform and School Choice in the past.

Sample Grantees

  • Community Warehouse
  • Media Trackers
  • American Majority
  • Economics Wisconsin
  • Partners Advancing Values in Education (PAVE)
  • The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy

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