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The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

Manager: Cheryl Mirer
Priority: Open

BACKGROUND

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.

FIELDS OF INTEREST

economics, education, humanities, political science, public affairs, international affairs

LIMITATIONS

Giving primarily in Milwaukee, WI; giving also on a national and international basis.

No support for strictly denominational projects.

No grants to individuals (except for Bradley Prizes), or for endowment funds.

FINANCIAL DATA

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $922,303,709 (market value)

Gifts received: $203,931,525

Expenditures: $46,231,639

Total giving: $34,178,862

Qualifying distributions: $40,153,715

Giving activities include:

$34,178,862 for 546 grants (high: $3,000,000; low: $52)

$178,885 for 2 foundation-administered programs

SELECTED GRANTS

The following grants are a representative sample of this grantmaker's funding activity:

  • $3,000,000 to Charter Fund, Broomfield, CO, in 2012. For program activities
  • $1,000,000 to Encounter for Culture and Education, New York, NY, in 2012. For Encounter Books
  • $335,000 to National Strategy Information Center, Washington, DC, in 2012. For general operations
  • $325,000 to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee, WI, in 2012. For general operations
  • $40,000 to Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Cambridge, MA, in 2012. For a research project on intelligence
  • $35,000 to Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, in 2012. For a senior fellowship
  • $35,000 to Hudson Institute, Washington, DC, in 2012. For research and writing activities
  • $25,000 to Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, in 2012. For the Bradley Graduate and Post-Graduate Fellowship Program for the furtherance of military history
  • $25,000 to Duke University, Durham, NC, in 2012. For the Bradley Graduate and Post-Graduate Fellowship Program