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Welcome to Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Corporate and Foundation Relations Office is a resource for UVA faculty and staff seeking funding from corporate partners and private foundations 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 sector.


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.  Your prospect research tools and resources are here. You can also request research here.
  • 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. Your cultivation FAQs and helpful best practices are here.
  • Solicit - Develop a compelling case within the confines of rigid foundation-specific guidelines with consultation from the Team and convenient tools.  Your grant writing tips and resources are here.
  • Award & Deliver - Navigate the post-award process at UVA, maintain funder relationships, and build a framework for successful reporting. Your tips and resources for successful post-award practices are here.

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