Bradley Foundation awarded more than $12 million to Wisconsin organizations in 2018

BizTimes, Lauren Anderson

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation announced it has distributed more than $12 million in grants this year to organizations in Milwaukee and throughout the state.

Rendering of the Milwaukee Ballet’s dance center, which is under construction in the Historic Third Ward.

Among this year’s more notable grant recipients were the Milwaukee Ballet, which received $500,000 to support its new dance center in the Historic Third Ward neighborhood, and Lakeland University, which received $275,000 to support economics programs within the Office for the Advancement of Free Enterprise Education.

The Milwaukee-based grantmaking organization, which honors the legacy of the Allen-Bradley Company co-founders, supports organizations that promote arts, culture, education and health, as well as conservative political causes.

“Like our founders, we take great pride in our Milwaukee heritage and feel responsible for ensuring that the foundation’s philanthropy continues to have a lasting, positive impact on the community,” said Rick Graber, president and chief executive officer of the Bradley Foundation. “Our grant recipients are doing incredible work, often unrecognized, because they believe in the dignity of every person and because of their commitment to creating a vibrant community life in the Milwaukee area.”

The foundation released a list highlighting several 2018 grant recipients. They include:

Last year, the foundation awarded a total of $37 million to organizations across the country, according to its 2017 annual report.