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An important segment of our Mission Grant funding comes from donors and supporters like you. Everyone is touched by alcohol addiction, whether through a family member or friend, one’s own journey, or simply from a public health perspective. Alcohol addiction is the most pervasive of the substance use disorders, accounting for 70% of those who struggle with substance use. In fact, it is the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States. [1]

Yet, compared with funding for other diseases such as cancer, AIDS, or heart disease, alcohol use disorder research and treatment receives comparatively little of the public and private support that it needs. Our goal at PGDF is to bring more people into philanthropy in this area— on a large and small scale— to elevate awareness, facilitate access, and increase options for alcohol use disorder treatment.

PGDF has developed a reputation as a capable, forward-looking organization that works with world-class partners to create lasting change. We offer an avenue for responsible philanthropy in this area for those who want to help but may not know how. Because our Board pays 100% of our operating costs, you can be sure that every dollar of your donation will be used to help increase options, awareness, and access for people with alcohol addiction.



The 2017 PGDF Fitness Challenge raised over $7,000 for our Mission Grant program! Many thanks to our team members and supporters who made it a great success. Join us for the 2018 PGDF Fitness Challenge next September!

Celebrate Recovery Month with PGDF! During the month of September, log the miles you run or walk and raise funds for the Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF), helping people lead lives free from the effects of alcohol addiction.

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Become a PGDF Member today! Benefits of membership include:

  • Acknowledgement in our annual report and on our website
  • Annual thank-you gift
  • First-look at announcements and events

Membership levels:

$1,000.00 — Benefactor

$500.00 — Friend

$250.00 — Gold Member

$100.00 — Silver Member

Donations can be made online or by check. Make checks payable to: The Peter G. Dodge Foundation, 3000 Chestnut Avenue, Suite 347, Baltimore, MD 21211. Contact us to make a gift in honor or memory of a loved one, or to be kept anonymous. We are grateful for your support!

Leadership Circle

The PGDF Leadership Circle is made up of donors who contribute $5,000 or more per calendar year. Members of the PGDF Leadership Circle have an opportunity to shape the direction of the organization and participate meaningfully in our philanthropic activities. Benefits of Leadership Circle membership include:

  • Invitations to exclusive events, including an annual reception for Leadership Circle members
  • Acknowledgement in our annual report and on our website
  • Branding opportunities for corporate members
  • Annual thank-you gift
  • VIP access and first-look at PGDF events and announcements

To join the Leadership Circle, discuss an individualized sponsorship opportunity, or arrange a legacy gift, contact us.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations to PGDF are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.