The Fund's previous
The Dodge Family Fund has supported several innovative programs designed to improve the chances that children
in families with low incomes will succeed in school and life.
Grants have ranged from $4,500 to $80,000
To provide Nature Explore workshops and resources for early childhood educators using outdoor classrooms in programs service low-income populations in Denver and Los Angeles.
General support for an arts integration program for community-based early childhood centers in Washington, DC.
To support a Music of Art songwriting residency at Hunter Woods Elementary School in Fairfax, VA, for Head Start and Kindergarten children.
To assist the museum in offering reduced admission to families in poverty and free enhanced field trips for 27 Head Start programs in a 9 parish area in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
To extend Strive's character-driven leadership development program to middle and high school youth and to develop a curriculum and professional development that will enable schools and community programs to adopt and adapt the program.
To enable the museum to offer reduced membership to low income families in Boulder County, CO, and offer outreach science classes for Head Start programs.
Early Childhood Council of Boulder County
To embed an early childhood mental health consultant in selected child care locations serving low-income high-needs children.
General support for programs to teach under-served youth to harness the power of photography to document and address the need for change in schools and communities.