Grants at a Glance

How to Get Started

If you are a new applicant to the Dodge Foundation, please read through the following steps to understand how our process works.

If you have any questions, please see our FAQs or contact Dodge Grants Manager Marisa Benson at any time. 

  • 1. Read Our Guidelines

    We encourage you to carefully review our program guidelines and upcoming deadlines page to determine if your work might be a good fit for Dodge funding.

    Go to Guidelines & Eligibility

  • 2. Fill Out an Online Inquiry

    Currently, the Dodge Foundation is not accepting or considering any unsolicited letters of inquiry. Please check back for updates and announcements.

    Go to New Applicants 

  • 3. Wait for a Response From Dodge Staff

    If you have submitted a solicited letter of inquiry, you will receive an automatic acknowledgement of receipt and your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate staff for review.

    The Foundation will notify you within two weeks of the application deadline whether you will be invited to submit a full proposal or if we are unable to consider your funding request at this time. 

  • 4. Submit a Proposal

    Only applicants invited to apply may submit a proposal through our online system and will be sent an up. Our Application Overview provides you with an outline of the questions you will be asked to answer and the documentation you must include.

    Once you start filling out your online proposal, you will be able to save it and return to it at any time. 

    Go to Current Grantees

    Go to the Application Overview

  • 5. The Proposal Review Process

    Dodge staff collaboratively review and discuss all proposals once they have been submitted, and we may schedule a meeting with you to learn more about your proposal.

    If we determine early in our review process that your proposal will not be funded, we try to notify you as soon as possible.

    Each grant making cycle lasts 3-4 months, which allows us enough time to carefully review more than 100 proposals per cycle. Funding determinations are made at our Board meetings, and notifications are sent as soon as possible afterward.

Search Our Grants

Explore and research the Dodge Foundation’s recent grants with our easy-to-use grants directory. Learn More


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