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Bradley Foundation gives out $11.3 million to Wisconsin organizations

Posted at 9:53 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 10:58:12-05

MILWAUKEE — The Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee has given out grants worth $11.3 million this year.

The foundation gives out grants every year for education, arts and culture and groups helping communities and families.

This month $40,000 went to God Touch Milwaukee to support men who are addicted, homeless or were once incarcerated.

"A residential community, a fairly small residential community, helping guys that have been through a tough time in their lives and to make them productive citizens, said Bradley Foundation CEO Rick Graber. "It's what the Bradley brothers believed in, there's dignity in every person, there's dignity that comes from work."

Lynde and Harry Bradley are the founders of the former Allen Bradley Corporation.

This quarter, the foundation gave $20,000 to Piano Arts of Wisconsin to support young artists. $75,000 to Wisconsin Inmate Education Association to support a prison seminary program and $100,000 to Lighthouse Christian School in Dane County.

92 organizations in Wisconsin benefited from the grants this year.

"We are looking for organizations that strengthen our civil society, organizations that strengthen families and neighborhoods and private organizations," said Graber, "because we think those organizations can best address the problems of our community and of our country."

The Bradley Foundation has given out more than $1 billion in grants over 30 plus years.