Families, churches, schools, and other voluntary organizations transform lives.

The Bradley Foundation supports grassroots and faith-based groups that serve individuals, strengthen families, and revitalize neighborhoods by sharing a common belief in the self-worth of individuals, the inherent dignity of work, and the need to reduce government dependence.

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Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”

– Abraham Lincoln

The Bradley Foundation believes that the political system envisioned by America’s founders is unique, extraordinary, and must be preserved “to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

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Making Sense of Current Events During This Extraordinary Time

Conceived in Liberty: The Bradley Speaker Series features video interviews with Bradley Prize winning luminaries of the freedom and free enterprise movement on topics such as civil liberties, free speech, civil society, educational freedom, free markets, and more. 

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Our Mission & Vision

Steadfastly adhering to the principles and examples of its namesakes, Lynde and Harry Bradley, The Bradley Foundation envisions a nation invigorated by the principles and institutions that uphold our unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

To further this vision, The Bradley Foundation pursues a mission to restore, strengthen, and protect the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism.

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Priority Giving Areas

The Bradley Foundation recognizes that its mission can only be realized through the hard work and dedication of its grant recipients, whether in its home city of Milwaukee or around the country. To find and support these grant recipients, the Foundation focuses to four priority giving areas:

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