Various New Jersey nonprofits receive sizeable grants
April 30, 2013
There are a number of foundations that generously provide regular grants for local nonprofit organizations working to make their communities a better place. This was the case recently in Morristown, New Jersey, after the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation announced it was extending $3.5 million in grants.
According to the Star-Ledger, the funds will be split between various groups involved in education, environment, media and arts initiatives. Eleven nonprofits that work for improvements in arts education were awarded sums from the Dodge Foundation. More than 30 grants were given altogether in different amounts.
"It's been great for me to have all the resources, the technical resources, that Dodge provides," Peters Valley executive director Kristin Muller told the Star-Ledger, speaking about the $75,000 grant her group received. "They challenge nonprofits to stretch to find creative ways to fulfill their missions and to problem solve."
This was only the first of a number of planned grant cycles that will be given by the Dodge Foundation this year.
The organization began in 1974 and has given approximately $400 million thus far to nonprofits in its four preferred focus areas.
Foundations that support nonprofit programs year-round can use grant management software to help board members and accountants track funds and recipients as awards are allocated.