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).

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Program Areas

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking in the areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Employment, Health, Public Policy, and Youth & Families. Grants are made predominantly in New York City and northern New Jersey.

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Recent Grants

In 2023, the Foundation made 125 grants totaling $6,500,000, typically between $25,000 and $100,000.

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