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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Recipients of the 2019 Bradley Prizes® were recognized May 7.

The Bradley Prizes are awarded annually to distinguished individuals for their integrity, scholarship, and leadership in the battle to preserve freedom.

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The Bradley Foundation office is temporarily closed as of March 17, 2020.

In keeping with CDC guidelines and medically advised protocols to minimize the community spread of COVID-19, The Bradley Foundation’s physical office will be closed until further notice. During this time, our entire staff will be working remotely, and all business travel and in-person meetings will be suspended. If you need to get in touch with us, please use the Contact Us feature on our website, or reach out directly via email to the relevant staff member. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

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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The Bradley Foundation - The Changing Fabric of American Society

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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