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Our Mission

The William J. Dowdy Foundation is a 501 C (3) tax exempt non profit organization established in 2006. Our mission is to provide children in the greater Newark, NJ area with increased opportunities for exposure to the Arts, Culture, Science and Athletics. In addition, we look to empower our youth by providing scholarship benefits to assist in laying a strong foundation for their future.


  • The William J. Dowdy Foundation is committed to the following:

    • Providing scholarships for higher education
    • Implementing crisis intervention and disaster relief programming
    • Developing community based projects to better serve the area


Congrats!

2016 Scholarship Winners

Grace Appiah
Barringer High School

Ajanae’ Price
Arts High School

Laissa Alexis
Saint Vincent Academy

Lavee Johnson
Newark Technical High School

Jennifer Morquecho
East Side High School

Your donations help!

Help us with our continuing work to benefit the community.

Upcoming Events

  • 11th Annual William J Dowdy Golf Outing

    Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club
    Livingston, New Jersey
    Monday August 22, 2016

    Books and BBQ

    St. Phillips Baptist Church
    Staten Island, New York
    Saturday August 20, 2016 1:00pm – 5:00pm

    City of Orange Back to School Event
    (Book Bag Donation and Distribution)

    Orange Park
    Orange, New Jersey
    Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm – 6:00pm

    Shakil Williams Memorial Festival

    Branch Brook Park
    Newark, New Jersey
    Saturday August 27, 2016 10:00am – 6:00pm

About Us

Our primary objective is to provide children in the greater Newark, NJ area with increased opportunities for exposure in the arts and culture, sciences and athletics.

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