The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, has announced fifty-three grants totaling $1.9 million.
In its final funding round of the year, the foundation awarded grants to organizations in the state working in the areas of the arts, education, the environment, and community development. Recipients include Princeton-based Fund for New Jersey, which was awarded $100,000 in support of a statewide effort to make sure all New Jerseyans are counted in the 2020 Census; the Humanities Action Lab in Newark, which was awarded $20,000 in support of Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice, Activating the Arts for a Just Transition in New Jersey, a multimedia participatory storytelling initiative; New Brunswick Tomorrow, which was awarded $10,000 for artistic programming in the city's Esperanza neighborhood, with a focus on community engagement and the environment; and the University of Orange, which will receive $20,000 in support of the Remembering Rosa: Stories and Songs of People's Power project.
"This has been a year of listening, learning, and transition at Dodge as we have continued to build on our strategic plan and vision for an equitable New Jersey through creative, engaged, sustainable communities," said Dodge Foundation president and CEO Tanuja Dehne. "We are excited to share more about our next steps and what we've learned developing program-level theories of change in the new year."