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.

Philanthropy, The Bradley Way

Recognized as a philanthropic pillar within its hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and considered a cornerstone of conservative philanthropy nationally, the Foundation grants between $35 and $45 million annually to hundreds of public charities in Milwaukee and across the United States that strengthen civil society and uphold our unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Our Principles

Lynde and Harry Bradley believed not just in freedom, but also in the richness of community and culture that are the basis of a well-lived life. The Bradley Foundation seeks to further those beliefs by supporting the study, defense, and practice of the individual initiative and ordered liberty that lead to prosperity, strong families, and vibrant communities.

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Our People

In line with our mission and guiding principles, the board and staff of The Bradley Foundation work together to manage and implement the Foundation’s charitable investments across our four priority giving areas: Constitutional Order, Free Markets, Civil Society and Informed Citizens. We welcome you to learn more about our team.

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Our History

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation is the philanthropic legacy of two entrepreneurial brothers, Lynde and Harry Bradley. In 1903, they established a new business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin based on Lynde’s invention of a new product for the emerging electric age. It took courage to risk resources in this new venture. The Bradleys’ confidence was bolstered by the knowledge that in America, not only were they free to pursue their dreams, but they could also begin again if they failed. The Bradley brothers, however, did not fail, and the business grew to become the internationally-recognized Allen-Bradley Company.

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