Dodge Trust Board of Trustees
The Dodge Trust was established in 1989 when the City of Council Bluffs received a third of the residuary estate of General Grenville Dodge.
A Board of Trustees manages the Dodge Trust to ensure supervision over the trusts created by paragraphs 7 and 11 of the Last Will and Testament of General Grenville Dodge. In an attempt to fulfill the wishes of the late General Dodge, all Dodge Trust grants are awarded to charitable organizations or agencies that provide essential human services to the residents of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The purpose of the Dodge Trust is to provide funding for basic human needs to the citizens of Council Bluffs, Iowa. All Dodge Trust applicants should be charitable organizations or agencies.
Since its inception in 1989, when the City of Council Bluffs received a third of the residuary estate of General Grenville Dodge, the Dodge Trust Board of Trustees has overseen the Trust’s assets grow from $900,000.00 to $3.5 million. Over the last 30+ years, the Dodge Trust has distributed more than $2 million to local charitable organizations and agencies.
The Dodge Trust Board intends to allocate $75,000.00 in 2022. Applications are due on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 5:00p.m., and the Board will award grants around December 15, 2022. Interested applicants can contact the City of Council Bluffs Attorney’s Office at (712) 890-5392 with questions.
Please submit completed applications to the City of Council Bluffs Attorney’s Office at 209 Pearl Street (Suite 304), Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503.
Board of Trustees Meetings
- 4:00 p.m.
- Spring and Fall
- City Hall, 209 Pearl Street - 3rd Floor Legal Department