The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation has announced that it awarded grants totaling more than $11.3 million to organizations in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin in 2019.
The foundation awarded grants to ninety-two organizations working to strengthen the arts, communities and families, and education. The grantees include Piano Arts of Wisconsin, which was awarded a general support grant of $20,000; the Wisconsin Inmate Education Association, which was awarded $75,000 for its prison seminary program; and God Touch Milwaukee, which was awarded $40,000 in support of its residential community for men who are homeless, addicted, or formerly incarcerated. In addition, $150,000 was awarded to LUMIN in support of its Christian school network and Opportunity Academy, while Lighthouse Christian School was awarded $100,000, its first-ever grant from the foundation, in support of a capital campaign aimed at boosting enrollment by a hundred students.
"We're proud to support efforts that contribute to Milwaukee's economic and social vitality," said Bradley Foundation president and CEO Rick Graber. "Our grantees are undertaking some of the most courageous, innovative, and thoughtful approaches to solving the challenges in our city and state. This year's recipients exemplify how a strong civil society can improve communities."
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