For more than 40 years, the Dodge Foundation has made nearly $500 million in grants to nonprofits. With each grant, there is a story. Sometimes they are small success stories, like how our grant helped an organization reach out to more students, or helped connect more people with their natural surroundings. 

But sometimes they are big stories with far-reaching impact, like how our grant helped launch Sustainable Jersey, a statewide initiative that municipalities are now clamoring to participate in. 

We invite you to explore some of those stories here, and we hope you return from time to time — and on our blog as well — to see how we’re imagining a better New Jersey.

Coming together to rebuild and recover 

New Jersey Recovery Fund spurs innovative solutions after Sandy

Greening the Dodge Poetry Festival

A 'Green Army' of volunteers ready to help you reduce, recycle  

Boardwalk Stories From Sandy 

Interactive walking tour app invites listeners to experience the storm 

Reclaiming public land for parks

Trust for Public Land partners with communities 

Investing in a sustainable future

Engaging communities from the ground up through friendly competition

Experiences That Last a Lifetime

SCA programs inspire the next generation of conservation leaders 

The many reasons to love NJ dance

The Dodge Dance Initiative helps keep dance thrive in New Jersey

Why should I care about the arts? 

Arts advocacy powers New Jersey's diverse arts scene 

Reinventing local news in New Jersey

Building a sustainable infrastructure for journalism to flourish

Building capacity through TA

Dodge's unique approach to nonprofit capacity support through board leadership

Dodge Poetry

The birth of the "Woodstock of Poetry," still going strong after 20 years

The future of philanthropy

Taking back philanthropy’s leadership role in society

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What We Fund

Take an in-depth look at our areas of focus, meet our program staff and read related articles from our blog.

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Our History

See photos of Mrs. Dodge and learn more about her life and passion for her community and for animals.

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