The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, has announced sixty-two grants totaling $2.9 million to nonprofit organizations in the state, bringing its total grantmaking for the year to more than $11 million.
In its third and final grant cycle of the year, the foundation awarded grants in the areas of the arts, education, the environment, community improvement/development, and technical assistance. The grants include $85,000 to Dance New Jersey to expand and disseminate the Dance to Learn curriculum in New Jersey schools; $75,000 to the Newark Celebration 350 Fund to support programming for a year-long festival celebrating the city's three hundred and fiftieth anniversary; $175,000 to the Foundation for Educational Administration to provide leadership teams with programming that will help them design Common Core implementation strategies that include arts-infused instruction; and $80,000 to the Pinelands Preservation Alliance for advocacy, stewardship, and public outreach work in the New Jersey Pinelands.
"Dodge is committed to supporting nonprofits working to enhance the quality of life in New Jersey for all residents and visitors," said Dodge president and CEO Chris Daggett. "Through creativity, curiosity, and an inspiring commitment to their work, these organizations are leveraging their collective talents to build communities where all people are engaged in civic life, where diversity and culture are celebrated, and where cross-sector collaboration leads to thoughtful decision-making and effective solutions."