The Foundation

The Peter G. Dodge Foundation exists to help people lead lives free from the effects of alcohol addiction

Established by Hanover Research Founder Peter G. Dodge, PGDF is a philanthropic organization that supports the advancement of new treatments and the dissemination of up-to-date information about alcohol-use disorder (AUD).

A message from our Founder:

“The Peter G. Dodge Foundation is intended to be a driving force for improving the lives of people with alcohol-use disorder. AUD causes incalculable amounts of human misery and economic expense, yet despite the enormity of the problem, diagnosis and treatment can be haphazard and largely ineffective. We hope to change that by funding research for new treatments, sharing information, and supporting programs and organizations that are making a difference.”

Our Programs:

Online Treatment Resource  Because we do not provide treatment ourselves, we are able to compile information on all available treatments and present it in an easy-to-understand, summary format without recommending one form of treatment over another. The Treatment Guide housed at is designed to give an overview of all current methodologies, including mutual help groups, medications, counseling, inpatient clinics, and lifestyle changes that can help. We’ve also included information for friends and family members. In each section, you will find links to resources that can help you get started.

Grant Programs  The Peter G. Dodge Foundation’s philanthropic program consists of two grant areas: Mission Grants and Community Grants. Both programs benefit projects and initiatives at exemplary non-profit organizations in the United States.

  • Mission Grants fund work that aligns with our primary mission: helping people lead lives free from the effects of alcohol addiction.
  • Community Grants improve the lives of young people through education, medicine, and the arts, and support animal welfare.


2014 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report