About Us

The Achelis and Bodman Foundation was formally established on November 25, 2015, from the merger of The Achelis Foundation (established in 1940) and The Bodman Foundation (established in 1945).

Learn more about the Foundation.

Program Areas

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking in the areas of Arts and Culture, Education, Employment, Health, Public Policy, and Youth & Families.

Grants are made predominantly in New York City and northern New Jersey.

Recent Grants

In 2019, the Foundation made 130 grants totaling $5,455,000 and ranging in size from $5,000 to $300,000.

While there are no deadlines, applicants should review our program areas and guidelines before applying, and then submit only the information requested.