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Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Moves Headquarters to Historic Newark, New Jersey

Relocation signifies next step in the Dodge Foundation’s 50-year history, taking part in the economic revitalization of the state’s largest city.

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Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation President and CEO, Tanuja Dehne, Stepping Down After Transformational Leadership to Center the Foundation’s Work on Racial Justice

Today, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation announced that Tanuja M. Dehne will step down as President and CEO on April 1 after a tenure that is recognized for firmly solidifying the Foundation’s vision for a just and equitable New Jersey.

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Anchored in Our Vision, A New Home in Newark for Dodge Foundation 

After spending the last few years listening and learning but also steadily moving our funding to support racial justice organizations, we are strongly anchored in our vision and mission.

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    Anchored in Our Vision, A New Home in Newark for Dodge Foundation 

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    Transformation’ no longer feels appropriate to describe where we are and how we got here. After spending the last few years listening and learning but also steadily moving our funding to support racial justice organizations, we are strongly anchored in our vision and mission. We set an ambitious goal at the beginning of this year – to move the majority of our funding to support racial justice organizations by the end of this year. We are thrilled to say that we not only met that goal, but we exceeded it. We now allocate more than 60 percent of our funding to support this work. 

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    Breaking Down Barriers: Meet Our “Open Call” Grantees

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    In May 2023, we announced our first-ever Open Call for racial justice organizations, looking to fund and support organizations across our State that have not previously had access to Dodge Foundation funding. More than 120 organizations from across the state answered that call, and today, we are thrilled to announce the ten organizations we are supporting from our first-ever Open Call process.  

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    Unwavering in our Vision, Unwavering in our Support: New Grants to Advance Racial Justice

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    Today, we are excited to announce that the Dodge Foundation’s latest cycle of grants provides support to over 30 organizations focused on addressing the root cause and repair of structural racism and inequity across New Jersey. These organizations are working on everything from building power among immigrant communities to advocating for housing and environmental justice.  

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    Dodge Foundation Launches First-Ever Open Call for Racial Justice Organizations

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    We are creating a new pathway for connection with racial justice-focused organizations that have not previously had access to the Dodge Foundation through our first-ever “Open Call.” We have been working and building towards this moment for years because we believe that this process is critical to achieving a just and equitable New Jersey.

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    The Path Forward: Dodge Foundation Launches New Program Priorities Centered on Racial Justice

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    In 2016, the Dodge Foundation began its equity journey in earnest, culminating in a strategic plan centered on a vision for an equitable New Jersey. Building on the lessons learned over the past few years, we are entering into 2023 with a strengthened commitment and launching new program priorities centered on racial justice, which is the focus of the Dodge Foundation going forward.

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    Looking Back to Look Forward: Putting Action to our Words 

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    Over the past few years, the Dodge Foundation has been an organization in transformation. We are an organization aspiring to become an antiracist institution. We are an organization working to increasingly center racial equity and justice in all aspects of our work. We are an organization that is listening and learning. What we’ve learned so far will guide us in our work to come.

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    Building and Strengthening Partnerships Across New Jersey: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Announces More Than $5 Million in Grants

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    In our most recent round of funding, the Dodge Foundation made more than $5 million in grants which served to acknowledge long-standing partners and collaborators, support new partners who are driving racial equity and justice, and respond to the real-time issues and crises facing people across the State of New Jersey. These grants represent our purposeful efforts to support and recognize the impact of years-long partners and institutions, while also strengthening and growing our support to new organizations focused and aligned to our new strategic direction of building a just and equitable New Jersey.