The Dodge Trust will be accepting applications for the 2019 distribution until November 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 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 $2.8 million and has distributed in excess of $2 million. The Board intends to distribute approximately $74,000.00 this year.
The Dodge Trust is managed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Mayor, with the concurrence of the City Council.
The Dodge Trust Grant Application should be completed and submitted to the Council Bluffs City Attorney’s office located on the 3rd floor of City Hall, 209 Pearl Street, Suite 304, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503. The actual distribution of the grants is anticipated near the middle of December of 2019.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact the City Attorney’s office at (712) 890-5317.
Dodge Trust Grant Application