Dodge Foundation to launch new Salesforce grants application portal

Posted on by By Hesham Tamraz and Marisa Benson, Dodge grants management team

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Join us for a live demo on July 25 or August 8

 

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of a new grants management system that our partners can access starting Tuesday, July 23.

FoundationConnect, the new system, features an improved online portal for organizations to apply and manage applications, along with advanced tools for our program staff. For existing and potential grantee organizations, this will mean greater transparency and communication between their organizations and the Dodge Foundation, along with some new features.

Designed for use by foundations, FoundationConnect leverages the benefits of Salesforce, a technology and contact-management platform used by many nonprofits. The system will enable grantees to engage Dodge staff during the application process, add collaborators to work jointly on their application, and provide access to applications entered in the system along with real-time status updates throughout the review process.

Returning grantees may notice many aspects of the application process remain similar to our 2019 streamlined application.

Applicants applying for the September 9, 2019 deadline and going forward will need to register and apply through this new Dodge grants portal.

To access the new system, applicants, including current grantees, will need to complete a simple user registration process. This will enable login to the portal where grantees may process and submit grant applications.

We invite current grantees to attend a webinar where we will host a live demo of the user registration and application process. If you have a question on whether your organization is considered a current grantee or whether you should register for the webinar, you may email questions@grdodge.org for guidance.

The webinars will be held July 25 and August 8. You must pre-register by clicking the links below.

In addition, a complete user registration and application instruction guide will be provided on the when we launch on Tuesday, July 23.

If your organization is seeking funding but is not currently a grantee, please refer to our website for an overview of our process, FAQs, and more information.

Our new grants management system was designed with the aim of making our communication with future applicants and current grantees more transparent and responsive.

We welcome your insight on how we can make this new system more equitable, accessible, and easier for applicants. If you have any questions or feedback, please reach out to our grants management team at questions@grdodge.org.

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