The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, has announced a hundred and thirty-four grants totaling more than $4 million to nonprofits engaged in COVID-19 relief and response efforts, as well as organizations working to improve and/or advance the arts, education, the environment, and community development in the state.
COVID-related grants announced by the foundation include a total of $600,000 to five pooled funds in support of relief efforts that fall outside the foundation's focus areas. The total includes awards of $300,000 to the Community Foundation of New Jersey in support of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund; $100,000 to the United Way of Greater Newark in support of its COVID-19 Community Response Fund: $100,000 to the Community Foundation of South Jersey for the South Jersey Response Fund; $75,000 to the Princeton Area Community Foundation in support of its COVID-19 Fund; and $25,000 to Dance/NYC in support of the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund. In addition, the foundation awarded $400,000 in rapid response grants to help fifty-six organizations stabilize their operations, adapt their programming to a post-COVID world, and respond to community needs.
The foundation also awarded thirty-six grants totaling more than $1 million in support of the arts, twelve grants totaling $387,500 in support of education initiatives, twenty-three grants totaling more than $1 million in support of environmental organizations, three grants totaling $125,000 to organizations working to inform communities, and nine grants totaling $360,000 in support of other issue-related activities.