The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, has announced grants totaling more than $2.4 million.
The foundation's final grants of 2020 include awards in support of COVID-19 relief and response efforts, as well as to organizations working to improve and/or advance the arts, education, the environment, and community development. Recipients of COVID-related grants include the Community Foundation of New Jersey, which was awarded $200,000 for its New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund; Clinton Hill Community Action, which will receive $25,000 in support of efforts to use the arts to engage residents who have been isolated during the pandemic; the Newark Arts Council, which will receive $50,000 in support of its Creative Catalyst Fund; and the Cave Canem Foundation, which was awarded $10,000 for COVID-19 relief and in support of 2020 Dodge Poetry Festival programming.
The foundation also awarded sixteen grants totaling $785,500 through its Education program area, twenty-two grants totaling $778,000 through its Environment program area, six grants totaling $171,000 through its Informed Communities program, and grants totaling $255,000 through its Technical Assistance and other program areas. In 2020, the foundation committed $10.8 million in support of efforts to build a more equitable New Jersey.
"The dual crises of racial injustice and the global pandemic accelerated the foundation's imperative to Imagine A New Way and commitment to transform our work and the construct of philanthropy itself," said Dodge Foundation president and CEO Tanuja Dehne. "We are grateful to our partners, our community, and networks and friends as we use our collective influence and power to amplify, multiply, and activate the voices of many."
For a complete list of grants, see the Dodge Foundation website.