The general program interests and
specific funding decisions of the Bradley Foundation are the
responsibility of its Board of Directors. At the
discretion of the Board, the Foundation’s grantmaking policies may be
modified in response to changing circumstances and priorities.
Bradley does not provide support for unspecified and undetailed
overhead costs. No funds will be authorized for fees payable to
fundraising counsel. Funding for endowments or deficit financing will be
considered only under special conditions.
The Foundation will:
- normally award grants only to organizations and institutions
exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code and publicly supported under Section 509(a)(1), (2), or
- favor projects that are not normally financed by public tax funds;
- consider requests from religious organizations and institutions
only when the resulting impact of the project is not primarily
- consider requests for building projects on rare occasions and, in
such cases, grants will be limited to only a small fraction of the
total project cost.
Grantees must possess the resources to properly administer awards
from Bradley. We regularly evaluate our grants, and grantees are
required to provide periodic reports on the progress of their work.