Dodge Foundation Awards Grants Totaling Nearly $3 Million

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, has announced fourth-quarter grants totaling $2.97 million to fifty-seven nonprofits. The latest round of grants awards boosted the foundation's total grantmaking in 2013 to $11 million.

In its final round of grantmaking for the year, the foundation awarded grants totaling $288,000 to ten arts organizations, including $25,000 to the South Orange Performing Arts Center; grants totaling $1 million to fifteen education organizations, including $375,000 to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation; and grants totaling $1.28 million to twenty-three environmental groups, including $15,000 to the New Jersey Tree Foundation, which engages residents in urban forestry efforts. In addition, the foundation awarded media grants totaling $260,000 to NJ Spotlight ($50,000), Philadelphia public radio station WHYY's NewsWorks ($35,000) show, New Jersey Public Radio ($125,000), and New Jersey Public Television NJTV ($50,000), as well as technical assistance grants totaling $112,000, including $50,000 to the Community Foundation of South Jersey.

"One year later, we continue to face complex challenges related to Hurricane Sandy recovery — not just for those who live near the shore, but for residents in every corner of the state," said Dodge Foundation president and CEO Chris Daggett. "We are impressed [with] and proud of the way that New Jersey's nonprofits have risen to the challenge of imagining a more resilient New Jersey, embracing new collaborations, and building more robust communities."

For a complete list of the foundation's fourth-quarter grant recipients, visit the Dodge Foundation Web site.