Giving With Bradley
Help strengthen America by donating directly to the Bradley Impact Fund through the Partnership or Issue Fund.
Bradley Partnership Fund
Your donation will go directly to the Bradley Impact Fund to be used in areas of greatest need and where it will make the most impact. No minimum donation required.
Bradley Issue Funds
Direct your donation toward a particular issue that is significant to you, such as Economic Vitality or Enhanced Education. No minimum donation required.
Whichever option you choose, the Bradley Impact Fund continually researches and evaluates grantee organizations and projects to ensure your donation makes the greatest impact.
Personal Giving Account
A Personal Giving Account is a simple alternative to establishing a foundation. You choose the grants, and the Bradley Impact Fund completes continual strategic research for you. This ensures your funds are used most effectively – today and into perpetuity.
You can review your account and make changes online via a convenient, secure website. You may also have the opportunity to attend events in the future, in order to better get to know these organizations and their leadership, goals and activities.
A Personal Giving Account lets you make grants to organizations and projects you choose from among many continually researched causes chosen and recommended by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and Bradley Impact Fund.
A Personal Giving Account requires a minimum initial contribution of $5,000. Generally, you will receive a charitable deduction for your contribution to a Personal Giving Account in the year you make a contribution. In addition, contributions of real estate and closely held business interests are generally deductible at fair market value, which may save taxes over comparable contributions to private foundations.
Personal Giving Account
Donor-advised funds allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend grants from the fund over time. We refer to these as Personal Giving Accounts. Although many of your contributions may be closely followed by a request for a grant to be issued, many donors prefer to make periodic contributions to their giving account and reserve a balance in their account to meet future needs. You can also name successor giving account advisors in the event that you are unable to recommend grants. This type of giving is an excellent tool when combined with tax and estate planning.
Frequently Asked Questions about Donor Advised Plans
As easy as five simple steps:
- You make an irrevocable contribution of personal assets.
- You immediately receive the maximum tax deduction that the IRS allows.
- You name your donor-advised fund account, advisors, and any successors or charitable beneficiaries.
- Your contribution is placed into a donor-advised fund account where it can be invested and grow tax free.
- At any time afterward, you can recommend grants from your account to qualified charities.
IRS discussion of DAF Funds
The IRS carefully regulates the conduct of DAF's. Find Out More.
Donor-Advised Funds date back to the 1930's, although Congress didn't establish the legal structure for them until 1969. In the 1990's, donor-advised funds began to grow in visibility and popularity, and they have become philanthropy's fastest-growing vehicle in recent years. Today, they account for more than 3 percent of all charitable giving in the United States.
The Bradley Impact Fund
The Bradley Impact Fund is proud to be a philanthropic partner with one of the nation's largest conservative private foundations – The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. This association allows us to offer projects that have been carefully conserved by the foundation's knowledgeable program staff with over 150 years of combined program experience between them. While many of these programs may be new to many of our donors, you can rest assured that they are being positioned for the optimum possibility of receiving support from a growing list of giving account holders.
Building A Legacy
The Bradley Impact Fund allows you to contribute today, receive appropriate charitable tax deduction now and allocate your giving to the projects you wish to fund.
You can designate others to carry on your giving if and when you desire to do so.
Through the Giving Account, you can invite the next generation by giving to projects which help secure their future and the future of our country.
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