Welcome to the Brady Foundation!

A legacy of giving back

In 1954, William H. Brady Jr. started the W.H. Brady Foundation, contributing millions of dollars to civic, educational and public policy organizations.

His legacy lives on through the Brady Corporation Foundation as well as the Brady Education Foundation.

The Brady Corporation Foundation was established in 2006 to support organizations that inspire our employees in the communities where they live in work, and is proud to carry on Mr. Brady’s philanthropy.

Organizations may apply for grants for projects and programs that align with the Brady values of unlocking potential, protecting our future or differentiating through innovation and should focus on developing leadership, strengthening communities and educational programming.

The Brady Education Foundation is a separate entity run by the granddaughter of Mr. Brady. It currently focuses on ways to close the achievement/opportunity gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty. Please visit the Brady Education Foundation site for more information.