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Encouraging connections that lead to new ideas

At Bader Philanthropies, we believe no one person (or organization) is an island. That’s why we encourage our nonprofit partners to forge new ideas and approaches to common challenges.

We also believe peer interaction can challenge us, keep us on top of innovative efforts and spark interest in new areas. To that end, the Foundation and staff have long been active members in a number of professional networks, including those listed below. If you’re a donor interested in getting involved, we encourage you to learn more these organizations.

Council on Foundations
A national network of funders that includes a range of philanthropies, including family foundations, corporate giving programs and community foundations.

Wisconsin Philanthropy Network
A statewide network of funders that includes private, community and corporate funders, as well as individuals with a passion for their communities.

Grantmakers in Aging
A national network of foundations and corporate funders dedicated to working together on the various issues that affect older adults.

Mission Investors Exchange
A national network of philanthropies that use Program Related Investments and other mission-minded investment approaches to addressing social needs.

Philanthropy Roundtable
A national network of funders that approach social needs through a lens of individual choice and free-market principles.