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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our FAQ page. Here you will find answers to questions you may have about how the Dodge Foundation’s transformation relates to practical questions about our funding and other programs.

Welcome to our FAQ page. Here you will find answers to questions you may have about how the Dodge Foundation’s transformation relates to practical questions about our funding and other programs. Click here to find FAQs related to the Poetry Program.

Grantmaking FAQs

Please note that we are currently embracing significant programmatic shifts as we imagine a new way toward a just and equitable New Jersey. This shift means that what and how we’re funding is changing. While a just and equitable New Jersey will continue to be our guiding vision, we will adapt our approach over time as we continually evaluate how to best respond to the priorities and strategies identified by communities closest to the harms of—and solutions to—structural racism and injustice. Over the coming year, we will still be in a process of transformation and are continually evaluating our approach by listening, engaging, and working with our partners.

Please review the FAQs below carefully and subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates. If you have specific questions that are not answered here about our grantmaking, please email grants@grdodge.org. For all other inquiries please email questions@grdodge.org.

I’m a grantee who has received funding in the past year. Do I have to do anything differently in terms of my grant?

In 2022, grantees who have received support through Arts, Education, Environment, and Informed Communities programs should use the same application and guidelines as in past years. Please visit our Grantmaking page for deadlines and links to recent grantee webinars.

Is there a new application?

At this time, we do not have a new application process. We expect to make updates to our application and funding priorities in 2023. Please sign up here to stay connected and visit our our Grantmaking page for more information about our current application process.

I’m new to the Dodge Foundation. How can I apply for a grant?

While we continue to review and evaluate all of our programming, we are not accepting unsolicited requests for support. We expect to make updates to our funding priorities and application process in anticipation of grantmaking in 2023. In the meantime, we are piloting different approaches to identifying and selecting new organizations for support. Please visit here to learn more about the Momentum Fund, our community-selected, multi-year funding program. For general updates and information, please visit our Grantmaking page or sign up here to stay connected.

Do you still provide technical assistance programs or support for current grantee partners?

We are proud of the capacity building support and programming that the Dodge Foundation has collaborated to offer over the years, such as the Board Leadership series and the Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression program. In 2022, as the Foundation is reviewing its programming, we will not be developing or delivering additional offerings. As most of our grants have moved to general operating support, we encourage our grantee partners to include needs for specific capacity building support in their general applications. Learn more about our current capacity building strategies here.

Where do you fund geographically?

The Dodge Foundation is a place-based funder and we primarily fund organizations and initiatives across the state of New Jersey.

Where can I learn more about your transformation?

We invite you to read more about our transformation here.

Poetry Program FAQs

Where can I find information about the Dodge Foundation’s Poetry Program?

Please visit dodgepoetry.org to learn more about the Poetry Program.

When is the next Poetry Festival?

The next four-day Poetry Festival will be held October 20-23, 2022. You can find out more about this year’s Festival here: dodgepoetry.org/festival-events/2022-festival/.