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Brady Foundation Annual Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Eligible Cities for
Education, Leadership, and Community Building Programs

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Brady Corporation Foundation

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to USA nonprofit organizations in eligible cities to benefit the Foundation's employees where they live and work. Interested applicants must contact the funding source prior to application with a brief description about organizational and funding goals. Funding is intended for programs and projects that focus on strengthening communities, developing leadership, and supporting educational programming.

Funded organizations must serve the cities and surrounding areas where Brady operates:
Billerica, Massachusetts
Branford, Connecticut
Chicago, Illinois
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Louisville, Kentucky
Ontario, California
Plymouth, Minnesota
Port Orange, Florida
San Diego, California
Wolcott, New York
Buffalo, New York
Valencia, California

Proposals should align with one of three Brady values: unlocking potential, protecting the future, and differentiating through innovation.

Priorities for each of Brady's three focus areas are outlined below.
1. Leadership:
Brady supports programs, projects, or organizations that inspire people of all ages – from youth to adults – to be better leaders. The Foundation is looking for organizations that provide the tools, confidence, and training to support strong leaders at school, at work, and in the community.

2. Strengthening Communities:
Brady supports programming that builds strong communities, whether that’s through fighting poverty, feeding the hungry, restoring neighborhoods, stopping violence, or other initiatives that help communities.

3. Educational Programming:
Educational initiatives can encompass early childhood through post-secondary education. The Foundation will consider applications from nonprofit organizations as well as private and public institutions.

All applicants must choose a value and show how it is applicable to their focus area. For example, a program that brings at-risk youth to a university for mentoring run by engineering students so the children develop an interest in STEM would fall under the value of differentiate through innovation and the focus area of educational programming.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177319

Estimated Size of Grant:

Annual grant awards are typically greater than $5,000 and less than $50,000.

Term of Contract:

Please note there are no multi-year grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must be:
- A 501(c)(3)
- US-based

Organizations seeking funding beyond the one year grant period will need to reapply annually.

The Foundation does not provide funding for:
- Sectarian organizations for religious purposes.
- Partisan political activities.
- Professional organizations such as bar associations, trade associations, etc.
- Grants that would represent more than 10 percent of an organization’s annual operating budget.
- Capital campaigns.
- Sponsorships of tables at events and golf outings.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants are accepted throughout the year and will be reviewed quarterly in February, May, August, and November. If one of the dates falls on a weekend or holiday, grants will be due on the next business day.

Grants Due: Aug. 1, Nov. 1, Feb. 1, May 1
Grantees Notified: Sept. 1, Dec. 1, March 1, June 1
Payment: Sept. 15, Dec. 15, March 15, June 15

To apply, contact the Brady Foundation via email with a brief description (100-200 words) about your organization and what you’re looking to fund with a grant. A Foundation representative will get back to you with further details and an invitation to apply.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you have questions or would like to submit a proposal, please email

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Ontario, San Diego, Valencia;   Connecticut: Branford;   Florida: Port Orange;   Illinois: Chicago;   Kentucky: Louisville;   Massachusetts: Billerica;   Minnesota: Plymouth;   New York: Wolcott, Buffalo;   Pennsylvania: Lancaster;   Wisconsin: Milwaukee