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Dodge Trust Board of Trustees

DODGE TRUST BOARD OF TRUSTEES MISSION STATEMENT
The Dodge Trust is managed by a Board of Trustees that was established by the City Council of Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1989. The Board is appointed by the Mayor, with the concurrence of the City Council. The purpose of this Board is to have charge, control and supervision over the trusts created by paragraphs 7 and 11 of the Last Will and Testament of General Grenville Dodge. After carefully studying the will of General Dodge, the Board has determined that in order to fulfill the wishes of the late General, distributions of the income from said Trust should be focused upon charitable organizations or agencies that provide for basic human services to the residents of Council Bluffs, Iowa.


DODGE TRUST BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 Board Member Term Expiration
 Bobbette Behrens
7/1/17
 Sam Irwin 7/1/17
 Bill Ballenger (Chairperson)
7/1/19
 Clarence Meldrum 
7/1/19
 Richard Crowl, Sr.  7/1/21 


GRANTS

The purpose of the Dodge Trust is to provide funding to charitable organizations or agencies that provide services to the residents of Council Bluffs. Since its inception in 1989 when the City received 1/3 of the residuary estate of General Grenville Dodge, the Board has overseen the Trust’s assets grow from $900,000.00 to in excess of $2.5 million and has distributed in excess of $1.6 million. The Board intends to distribute approximately $80,000.00 this year. 

Applications can be downloaded from this website or by contacting the City Attorney’s office at (712) 328-4620 as the deadline approaches. Applications should be completed and submitted to the Council Bluffs City Attorney’s office located on the 3rd floor of City Hall, 209 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The Dodge Trust has not determined the the application deadline for 2016 and information will be updated here.
The actual distribution of the grants is anticipated near the middle of December of each year. If you have questions or need more information, please contact the City Attorney’s office at (712) 328-4620.




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