Community Foundation Of South Jersey Receives Grants From Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

HADDONFIELD, N.J. – The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) received a $71,500 grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for its strategic plan work and $25,000 for its Atlantic City Community Fund, the Dodge Foundation announced recently.

The Community Foundation of South Jersey plan’s goals focus on growing assets to create an equitable region, impactful grantmaking and exercising leadership to support local communities in the region. 

“We are delighted to continue our support and partnership with CFSJ, particularly because their work in the region aligns with our sharpened focus on root cause and repair of structural racism and inequity in New Jersey,” Marianna Schafer Vice President, Programs, said in a press release.

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation grant invests in CFSJ’s capacity as an impactful grantmaker, regional asset developer, and community leader according to Andy Fraizer, CFSJ Executive Director.

“Our board and staff are grateful for the support and partnership with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation,” Fraizer said. “The Dodge team has connected deeply with CFSJ’s community leadership work, provided expertise and knowledge beyond the grant funding, and engaged in learning alongside CFSJ. The Dodge Foundation team sees the same potential in South Jersey, as CFSJ fundholders, staff, and board of directors.” 

The Community Foundation of South Jersey works with South Jersey philanthropists, local nonprofits, and neighbors to build capital, contribute assets, and create permanent endowments for impact in perpetuity, according to the foundation. CFSJ makes grants and builds leadership within the community by aligning donor interests and using the investment earnings on each of its endowed funds to create thriving, equitable, and livable communities for all. 

Ben Zeltner, president of the Atlantic City Community Fund board of advisors said, “our mission at the Atlantic City Community Fund is to foster private giving, strengthen service providers and improve the conditions of the City of Atlantic City. We are grateful for the Dodge Foundation’s investment and philanthropic services from the Community Foundation of South Jersey.”

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