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Brady, a full-line janitorial supply, equipment and foodservice distributor, which announced its charitable giving campaign “Brady Shines” as part of its 70th Anniversary celebration in 2017, is thrilled to announce the beneficiaries from its fourth grant cycle June 1 – August 31.  More than 100 applications from all Brady territories were submitted applying for funds to benefit education- and youth-based organizations.

“Brady is dedicating $20,000 total per cycle to support non-profits focused on education, youth programs and more,” said Travis Brady, President and CEO.  “We formed an internal committee to review all submissions and determine the distribution of funds based on a variety of factors.  We are so proud to be supporting these tremendous organizations.”

  • A Stepping Stone Foundation – Phoenix, AZ – ASSF provides combination education and care to both preschool aged children and parental support programs to 40 families a year through their LEAF – Literacy Elevates Arizona Families – program including preschool education for the children, ESL and GED classes for parents and more.

  • Boise Rescue Mission – Boise, ID – To support its Children’s Program which serves low-income and homeless children and aims to break the family cycle of poverty and help between 50-100 children every night.

  • Chaparral High School Science Adventure Team – Las Vegas, NV – To provide four student scholarships for a marine science trip to Catalina Island.

  • Education Foundation of the West Ada School District – Meridian, ID – To provide emergency school funds for unforeseen expenses such as medical expenses or replacement eyewear for students.

  • For Kids Foundation – Reno, NV – For Kids Foundation provides funding for critical and urgent needs that cannot be met by any other resource.

  • Grant a Gift Autism Foundation – Las Vegas, NV – Donations received from Brady Shines will support their TeenWORKS Program, a vocational program for teens on the spectrum. They are placed in jobs with employers eager to serve as a Community Partner providing these teens with job readiness skills and teaching them the responsibilities of employment.

  • Nevada Health Centers – Carson City, NV – Through its Children’s Health Project, NHC will deploy a mobile unit “Big Blue” to locations in Clark County with a high concentration of at-risk youth providing health care support.

Brady Shines’ fifth cycle launched September 1st and will accept applications through November 30th. Non-profits in all Brady geographic territories focused on education- and youth-based programs are invited to submit grant proposals for consideration.  Organizations from the previous cycles are welcome to apply again. Full details are available at

Themed Cycles To Launch In Winter 2018

To provide more guidance to applicants, Brady Shines will be introducing themes to each cycle beginning with its sixth cycle launching December 2018.  Applicants must still be non-profit organizations supporting education and youth based programs, but with added definition going forward.

Winter Cycle – December to February – award in March
Supporting the Disabled
Examples Include:
 • Organizations focused on children with disabilities
 • Social skills for developmentally challenged
 • Inclusion programs
 • Anti-bullying education

Spring Cycle – March – May – award in June
Healthy Living
 • After school programs
 • Summer camps
 • Athletics
 • Community gardens
 • Playground improvements
 • Healthy eating habits
 • Artistic programs

Summer Cycle – June – August – award in September
Safety and Well Being
 • Foodbanks
 • Shelters
 • Child Advocacy
 • Crisis intervention
 • Childhood Hunger Programs
Fall Cycle – September – November – award in December
Schools in Need
 • Reading proficiency programs
 • STEM and STEAM programs
 • School Supplies
 • Supporting school-sanctioned clubs and activities