Bradley Family Foundation: Northwest Funders

OVERVIEW: The Bradley Family Foundation supports education and those with special needs.

IP TAKE: The foundation’s grantmaking focuses on a select group of organizations that work collectively together to impact communities in the Greater Pacific Northwest.

PROFILE: Established in 2006, the Bradley Family Foundation was founded by Kirkland resident Carl L. Bradley. His parents Harvey and Ruth Pound spearheaded Kirkland Custom Cannery and continued operations until the closure of Kirkland Custom Seafood in 2001.  The foundation’s website is sparse, but does detail some grantmaking priorities and processes. The Bradley Family Foundation supports the education of youth and those with special needs.

The foundation’s website explains that the foundation is “comprised of a select group of organizations that work collectively together to build stronger relationships delivering greater impact to communities in the Greater Pacific Northwest.”

Grants range from $10,000 to $223,850. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away around $455,000. Past grantees include Boyer Children’s Clinic, Seattle Theatre Group, Senior Services, and Shawnigan USA Fund, towards support of a scholarship program and performing arts center.

Grant requests are accepted and reviewed through an invitation-only process. The foundation may invite an organization to apply for a grant after a series of meetings in determining if there is a collaborative fit. Unsolicited grant requests may not be considered or responded to.

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