Our Work

Grantmaking

Through grants, capacity-building and other critical investments, the Dodge Foundation resources changemakers to transform New Jersey into a just and equitable state.

We imagine a new way toward a just and equitable New Jersey.

Learn more about our work and our strategic program priorities focused on racial justice. 

Guiding Principles: 
Our intention is to create and build meaningful and lasting relationships with our nonprofit partners. We believe in providing organizations and their leaders flexible resources that allows for innovation, imagination, and increased organizational stability and freedom to self-determine the best path forward.   

In our grantmaking we strive to: 

  • Provide flexible, unrestricted, general operating support that is not time bound 
  • Lead with a relational approach as partners and learners, not as experts 
  • Value the time and expertise of our partner organizations and leaders and seek to minimize and where possible, eliminate, undue administrative burdens so that time is spent engaging in mission  
  • Offer capacity building resources to support grantee needs  

We know that there are many organizations doing important and impactful work, contributing to the vibrancy of our state. However, we also know that not every organization will receive funding under our vision and priorities. 

Pathways to be Considered for Funding: 

The primary way we connect with grantees is by proactively identifying and inviting those that are programmatically aligned to apply for our funding. Additionally, we want to create an open and accessible process to learn about organizations doing racial justice work and provide funding where and when possible.  

Current Dodge Foundation grantees and other organizations who are part of our strategic grantmaking will receive our outreach to apply. Requests will be reviewed three times a year. These organizations will receive a link to the Grants Portal from the Program Team. 

Later in 2023, we will launch an open call to give new organizations who have not had access to the Dodge Foundation an opportunity to connect with the team and explore alignment.  

If you believe your work aligns to our program priorities, sign up for our announcements and updates on our Contact Us page to learn more. Please visit our Grantmaking FAQs if you have additional questions.  

More About Our Grantmaking

Meet the Grantees

We are proud to have incredible nonprofit partners, social justice advocates, and movement leaders in our community.
Meet the Grantees

Search the Grants

Use our searchable, sortable grants directory tool to search our grant awards since 2019 and learn more about grantee organizations.
Grants Directory

Grantmaking FAQs

On our FAQ page, 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.
Grantmaking FAQs