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The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc.


Last profile update: 05/21/2018
Last grant data update: 06/13/2018

At A Glance

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc.

1241 N. Franklin Pl.

Milwaukee, WI United States 53202-2901

Telephone: (414) 291-9915


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Incorporated in 1942 in WI as the Allen-Bradley Foundation, Inc.; adopted present name in 1985 - Lynde and Harry Bradley established the Allen-Bradley Company in 1903. The company was acquired by Rockwell International Corporation in 1985, and a significant portion of the proceeds was dedicated to establishing The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

Purpose and Activities

Support for projects that cultivate a renewed, healthier, and more vigorous sense of citizenship, at home and abroad. Projects will reflect the assumption that free men and women are genuinely self-governing, personally responsible citizens, able to run their daily affairs without the intrusive therapies of the bureaucratic, social service state. Consequently, they will seek to reinvigorate and revive the authority of the traditional institutions of civil society - families, schools, churches, neighborhoods, and entrepreneurial enterprises - that cultivate and provide room for the exercise of citizenship, individual responsibility, and strong moral character. Projects reflecting this view of citizenship and civil society may be demonstrations with national significance; public policy research in economics, politics, culture, or foreign affairs; or media and public education undertakings. Local support is directed toward cultural programs, education, social services, medical and health programs, and public policy research.