The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, has announced ninety-five grants totaling $4.5 million to nonprofit organizations in the state.
In its second funding round of the year, the foundation awarded grants in the areas of the arts, education, the environment, community improvement/development, and the media. The grants include $200,000 to Creative New Jersey in support of its community engagement programs and events that fuel creativity and collaboration between highly diverse groups of individuals; $215,000 to Young Audiences of New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania for its Creativity Incubator, which offers school leaders and teachers innovative arts and arts-integration education programs designed to advance teaching and learning goals; $370,000 to Sustainable Jersey, a statewide municipal and school certification program that combines clear standards for action, robust guidance and implementation support, and a suite of incentives; and $200,000 to News Voices: New Jersey, an initiative of nonprofit advocacy group Free Press, in support of efforts to build a network of people invested in improving local journalism.
"We are excited to continue our commitment to building a better New Jersey by supporting nonprofits whose leadership, creativity, and innovation never ceases to impress," said Dodge Foundation president and CEO Chris Daggett. "Throughout the state, these organizations work across sectors to create vibrancy in their communities by lifting up all voices and celebrating the artistic, natural, and other unique characteristics of their places."