Our Mission

Cleveland H. Dodge established the Foundation in 1917 to continue the Dodge family legacy of service and philanthropy. He sought to promote the wellbeing of all people by supporting educational, community and cultural institutions.

The Foundation continues the legacy set by our Founder. The mission is to equip under-resourced youth and their communities with the services and skills to promote life-long achievement and overcome social inequities. Through its grantmaking, the Foundation works with community-based organizations to deliver transformative programs.