“We are excited to continue our commitment to building a better New Jersey by supporting nonprofits whose leadership, creativity, and innovation never ceases to impress,” said Chris Daggett, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation president and CEO.
“Throughout the state,” Daggett continued, “these organizations work across sectors to create vibrancy in their communities by lifting up all voices and celebrating the artistic, natural, and other unique characteristics of their places.”
In Arts, Dodge awarded 50 grants totaling $2,015,000. A $200,000 grant to Creative New Jersey supports its community engagement programs and events that fuel creativity and collaboration between highly diverse groups of individuals as essential components of thriving communities.
"Creative New Jersey convenings bring together a diverse group of organizations and people across sectors and fields, empowering them to get civically engaged, giving them both a sense of agency and a sense of belonging to something bigger than themselves,” said Molly de Aguiar, Informed Communities program director.
The Dodge Foundation has three grantmaking cycles each year – in March, June and December, with the majority of grants for each program area made in two of those cycles.
About the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation was established in 1974 through the foresight and generosity of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, daughter of William and Almira Rockefeller. For more than 40 years, Dodge has supported leadership, collaboration and innovation, with a focus on addressing the issues most pressing to New Jersey. Dodge also offers a comprehensive technical assistance program geared toward strengthening the capacity of New Jersey’s nonprofit community.
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