Get the latest news from the Dodge Foundation, plus links to articles about our grantees and other interesting topics here in our Featured News section. Check back often for updates.
- (April 23, 2013) The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation announced today that its Trustees have approved 75 grants totaling $3.5 million in its first round of grantmaking for 2013. These grants support Arts, Education, Environment and Media nonprofits across the state dedicated to delivering high quality programs and services to the people of New Jersey.
For full details of the grants, please visit the Dodge Foundation’s easy-to-search grants database, which can be sorted by category of grant, location in New Jersey, and year the grant was made. There is also a map view of the grants, as well as detailed information about each individual grant.
- (February 4, 2013) The Community Foundation announced guidelines for the New Jersey Recovery Fund. The Dodge Foundation will be managing the application process, so all application information, including guidelines, an FAQ, and a discussion forum, can be found on the Dodge website's New Jersey Recovery Fund section.
- (December 31, 2012) Including grants for its Technical Assistance initiative, Creativity initiative, and Poetry program, the Dodge Foundation made 224 grants totaling $10.8 million in 2012.The complete listing of grants for 2012 (as well as 2008 - 2011) appears in our grants database on our website, which can be filtered by program area (Arts, Education, Environment, Media, Technical Assistance and Morristown).
- (December 13, 2012) Attention New Jersey teachers and schools! Crayola, in partnership with Dodge and the NJ Principals and Supervisors Association, is offering you an opportunity to win one of six "Champion Creatively Alive Children" leadership grants. You can win $2,500 in cash and $500 worth of Crayola products! For full details on the grant opportunity, please click here. Download the application here.
- (December 10, 2012) "Changing the Way New Jersey Prepares Its Teachers" - an Op-Ed in the Star-Ledger by Chris Daggett, Arthur Levine, Brian Maher and Laura Overdeck.
- (December 8, 2012) The Dodge Foundation surprised the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey with a special $25,000 grant in honor of our retired trustee Barbara Knowles Debs. See the Star-Ledger story on Artistic Director Bonnie Monte's reaction to the news.
- (December 7, 2012) Governor Chris Christie announced the launch of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, a multi-million dollar initiative, in partnership with five NJ universities, to overhaul teacher preparation in New Jersey. Teachers will be given $30,000 stipends while they train to become teachers, in exchange for a commitment to teach in a high needs school for three years. The Dodge Foundation is a lead funder of the initiative. You can watch the video of the press conference here, and read press coverage of the fellowship here. You can also read the official press release here.
- (December 4, 2012) The Dodge Foundation is providing up to $250,000 in emergency grants to current Dodge grantees for Hurricane Sandy related damages. Proposals are due Wednesday, December 12, 2012. See details about the grants and an update on the New Jersey Recovery Fund.
- (November 16, 2012) Dodge President and CEO Chris Daggett and Community Foundation of New Jersey President Hans Dekker urge the philanthropic community to help with the long term rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Sandy. See their op-ed in the Star Ledger.
- (November 15, 2012) The Community Foundation of New Jersey establishes the New Jersey Recovery Fund with a $1 million lead gift from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation to address long-term rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Sandy
- (October 9, 2012) Dodge President and CEO Chris Daggett talks to PBS MediaShift about our recent grant from the Knight Foundation and our support for building a statewide news collaborative in New Jersey.