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Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee donates $12 million to the arts, education, and community groups

Posted at 6:40 PM, Dec 12, 2018

It's the season of giving and this year the Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee has given $12 million to local organizations this year.

The philanthropic group was started in memory of Lynde and Harry Bradley. It gives money to the arts and culture, community and family organizations and education groups.

Milwaukee film was given a first time grant of $75,000.

"It's an organization that's trying to build the biggest film festival it can possibly build," said Rick Graber. "These are the kinds of glue and community things the Bradley Foundation thinks is important to a thriving community and to a thriving city."

The Alma center received $125,000 to help at risk men with a history of domestic abuse. $200,000 to the faith based Center for Urban Teaching to help train educators.

"They're doing a terrific job of training teachers and educators," said Graber. "You talk with educators anywhere at any level and they say one of the biggest problems is finding qualified, dedicated teachers and school leaders."

Another $500,000 went to support the Milwaukee Ballet's campaign to build a new facility.

The foundation gave more than $37 million to organizations around the country in 2017.