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Funder Briefing: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s New Program Priorities Focused on Racial Justice

Funder Briefing: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s New Program Priorities Focused on Racial Justice

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 -
10:00am to 11:00am EST
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In 2016, the Dodge Foundation began its equity journey in earnest, culminating in a strategic plan centered on a vision for an equitable New Jersey. In 2020, as mobilizations for racial justice swept the country and the pandemic abruptly exposed the devastating impacts of structural racism and inequity on people’s lives, the Foundation answered the call of these crises to imagine a new way. Now, building on the lessons learned over the past few years, the Foundation is fully immersed in this work with new program priorities centered on racial justice.

While the Foundation has increasingly deployed its support to organizations focused on addressing the root causes and repair of structural racism and inequity, in early 2023, they launched new program priorities and grantmaking processes to further align their work and grantmaking to that vision. These priorities, centered on racial justice, are the focus of the Dodge Foundation going forward.

During this webinar, Dodge Foundation President and CEO, Tanuja M. Dehne, will share learnings from the work, update other funders and foundations on the new program priorities and processes, and begin to identify opportunities for collaboration.

Cost: Free for CNJG Members; $50 for Non Member Grantmakers.

Several CNJG members have modified their funding priorities over the past several years in response to both the pandemic and racial equity movements. CNJG is pleased to partner with our members to offer an opportunity for our members and other funders to hear the process and decisions that the foundation made to determine their new funding priorities. At the end of 2021, the Victoria Foundation presented on their new strategic framework, which offers members another model for how foundations have transformed their work.

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