CMD is publishing a series on internal documents from the Bradley Foundation, EXPOSING the organization's right-wing infrastructure.
The documents were made public in October 2016 by one of the hackers alleged to have breached the Democratic National Committee.
With $835 million in assets as of June 2016, the Bradley Foundation is larger than the Koch family foundations combined.
The Foundation has distributed untold millions in politically motivated, partisan grant proposals.
"We can help keep our Great Lakes blue and our states red." (Source: "Blue Lakes, Red States." Bradley Foundation)
The Foundation ranked all 50 states to determine their level of conservative infrastructure.
In its home state of Wisconsin, the Foundation has been successful at implementing a political strategy of defunding unions and political rivals.
The Bradley Foundation is now exporting its Wisconsin Model nationwide.
And has funded "hired guns" like Rick Berman to push its agenda.
"I get up every morning and I try to figure out how to screw with the labor unions. We run all this stuff through nonprofit organizations that are insulated from having to disclose donors. It's total anonymity--people don't know who supports us. We've been doing this for twenty-something years." (Rick Berman)
The Bradley Foundation has given Berman groups at least $6.5 million.
"Donors are always interested in knowing the extent to which people in your business collaborate with each other and collaborate with other organizations, understanding that no one of you is going to be able to achieve these victories by yourselves but you have to have a number of organizations and people in alignment." (Michael Grebe, CEO of the Bradley Foundation, 2002-2016)