New Applicants

Review Our Guidelines

The Dodge Foundation’s 2014 guidelines reflect a continuing evolution of our grantmaking in the areas of the Arts, Education, Environment and Media; we take an active interest in Public Policy initiatives as well, particularly as they support our areas of focus.

Funding priority will be given to applicants who meet multiple criteria, either under a single category or across all of the Foundation’s guidelines.

Though we are open to the best thinking and models anywhere that might be applied to the challenges we face in New Jersey, our focus is on funding organizations based here, as well as projects with a direct and substantial impact on this state.

Please review our guidelines in full here.

Submit an Inquiry

All new applicants must fill out the Foundation’s electronic inquiry form. The inquiry enables staff to determine whether or not we will request a full proposal. Inquiries may be submitted throughout the year, but must be received at least one month prior to the corresponding proposal submission deadline.

All applicants must either have 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code, or be a public entity.

Click here to fill out the online inquiry form.

2015 Deadlines for Submitting an Inquiry

Please note we are currently accepting inquiries for our November 3, 2014 deadline. However, the remainder of the 2015 deadlines are under review and will be posted by the end of October. Thank you for your patience.

Inquiry DueProposal DueNotification
November 3, 2014 December 1, 2014 April 2015

Invitation to Submit a Full Proposal

New applicants will receive an email inviting your organization to submit a full proposal along with a link allowing full access to our online application system. 

If you have been invited to submit a full proposal, please use these deadlines for 2015.


If you are not invited to submit a full proposal, you will receive notice via email. 

Note to New Applicants

Applying for funding is a highly competitive process. We receive several hundred inquiries and proposals each year, and submitting an application which falls within our guidelines does not guarantee that we will either request or fund a proposal from your organization. Due to limited resources, we look for projects and programs that will demonstrate excellence and leverage other work we are currently supporting. In addition to the restrictions we list in our guidelines, we frequently decline inquiries that duplicate work we are already funding.

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Click here to return to a saved application (an application in progress) or to access any other items in your account.

Need Help?

If you experience technical difficulties while submitting your application, please contact our Director of Technology, Hesham Tamraz.

If you have general questions about applying, please contact RoseAnn DeBois.