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Welcome to Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of Virginia

The Corporate and Foundation Relations Office is a resource for UVA faculty and staff seeking private philanthropic funding for research and outreach programs. We partner with faculty, development officers, and administrators in all schools and units to build relationships with the corporate and foundation sectors.

Please note: Our website is currently under construction. We look forward to sharing our new website with you in late 2023. 

Searching for funding? Please fill out our Prospect Research Form or contact us at to find opportunities relevant to your work. Our Funding Opportunities calendar is currently under construction.

If you are interested in pursuing corporate funding opportunities, please vistit our new Corporate Relations webpage or contact



Our team provides technical assistance in all stages of corporate and foundation fundraising: researching prospective funders, developing relationships with program officers, coordinating a succinct and compelling proposal for your research or outreach project, properly reporting on its progress, and stewarding the relationship.

Whether you’re looking for tips and tools on how to secure a private grant or to learn more about how the Corporate and Foundation Relations team can partner with you to explore funding opportunities, you'll want to bookmark our website. Here, you'll find tools to help you:

  • Research - Identify prospective funders, build strategies to approach corporate partners and foundations, and find RFPs and other funding opportunities.  Use our Prospect Research Form to request information on potential funders for your project.
  • Cultivate + Connect - Leverage the Corporate and Foundation Relations team’s experience with building funder relationships to get your foot in the door with a foundation program officer. Learn more about cultivation tips and best practices.
  • Solicit - Develop a compelling case within the confines of rigid foundation-specific guidelines with consultation from the Team and convenient tools.  Access grant writing tips and resources.

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We would love to hear from you!