The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has awarded sixty grants totaling $2.7 million. The grants include 33 grants totaling $981,000 in Arts, one totaling $309,500 in Education, 21 totaling $1,345,000 in Environment, and five totaling $82,500 in other areas of focus.
In its first funding round of the year, the foundation awarded grants to organizations working in the areas of the arts, environment, education, and informed communities. Recipients include the Ironbound Community Corporation in Newark, which was awarded $70,000 in support of urban greening programs and environmental stewardship initiatives; the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, which will receive $65,000 in support of its audience and artist engagement programming; and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, which was awarded $309,500 in support of the New Jersey Teacher Fellowship Program.
In addition, the foundation awarded a grant of $30,000 to the Center for Non-Profit Corporations in Mercerville in support of its efforts to assist the New Jersey nonprofit community with educational activities and advocacy, as well as grants to the Writers Theater of New Jersey in Madison in support of New Jersey-based playwrights and educational programs, and NY/NJ Baykeeper in Matawan, which works to protect, preserve, and restore the New York/New Jersey Harbor estuary.