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

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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Dodge Foundation Announces Major, Multimillion-Dollar Grants

In our most recent round of funding, the Dodge Foundation made two major, multimillion-dollar grants to projects focused on power building and economic resilience.

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Rev. Dr. Charles F. Boyer of Salvation and Social Justice

Salvation and Social Justice advocates for policies that invest in Black people's health, humanity, and well-being.

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  • President's Message

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

    | Tanuja Dehne

    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. In 2020, as mobilizations for racial justice swept the country and the pandemic abruptly exposed the devastating impacts of structural racism and inequity on people’s lives, we answered the call of these crises to imagine a new way and then to put action to our words. Now, six years later, we are fully immersed in this work. 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.

  • President's Message

    Looking Back to Look Forward: Putting Action to our Words 

    | Tanuja Dehne

    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

    | Tanuja Dehne

    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.  

  • President's Message

    Stronger Together: Dodge Foundation Investing $2.8M in New Jersey’s Recovery and Resiliency

    The past two years have taught us that repairing unjust systems will require well-resourced backing from all of us. Coalition building that mobilizes the power of many toward sustained action has never been more important.  That is why I am pleased to announce a set of Crisis Response Grants and Mission Investments that, together, advance those interrelated goals.

  • President's Message

    Our Path Toward a Just and Equitable New Jersey

    | Tanuja Dehne

    Dodge Foundation set a course five years ago to create a more equitable New Jersey. We are now applying our learning and experience to transform our grantmaking, partnerships, internal operations, and how we deploy our resources.

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    Lessons Learned for the Year Ahead

    | Tanuja Dehne

    collective vision of an equitable New Jersey, we have become more grateful than ever before, counting our blessings, cherishing our loved ones, consuming less, and adapting to our new realities.

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    Imagine a New Way

    | Tanuja Dehne

    While there is much more to deeply understand, the collective work and learning of the board and staff over the last four years has positioned the Dodge Foundation to take responsibility for becoming an anti-racist organization and reimagining the role of philanthropy in New Jersey.