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Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Inc.


Last profile update: 06/28/2017
Last grant data update: 04/06/2018

At A Glance

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Inc.

14 Maple Ave., Ste. 400

Morristown, NJ United States 07960-5451

Telephone: (973) 540-8442


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






Incorporated in 1974 in NJ - The Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge Foundation was created in 1974. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge was the daughter of William and Almira Rockefeller. Her will provided for the trustees to set the policies and direction of the foundation’s work. The will also contained certain suggestions, which the trustees have followed, in establishing three of the foundation’s areas of giving: welfare of animals, the encouragement of the arts, and local projects in Morris County, NJ . The trustees have further designated and developed grantmaking in the areas of education (elementary and secondary), and the environment. The Mission of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is to support and encourage those educational, cultural, social and environmental values that contribute to making our society more humane and our world more livable.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation seeks to work to foster a more creative and sustainable New Jersey. Proposals are invited from organizations that: 1) Enhance the cultural richness of the community in which they reside and contribute to New Jersey’s creative economy; 2) Provide transformational, experiential educational opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom for young people who have limited access to educational excellence; 3) Promote healthy ecosystems and sustainable communities in New Jersey; and 4) Use traditional and new media to educate the public about issues in the foundation’s areas of interest and to promote new paradigms towards a creative, sustainable New Jersey.