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A Message from the Foundation Relations Team about COVID-19

During this difficult time, many of our foundation partners are expressing their support and understanding to grantees and potential applicants who have been impacted by the current public health crisis. Click the button below to read about the Council of Foundations' Call to Action support pledge. The health and safety of faculty, postdocs, students and administrators, remains a top priority for these foundations, and this sentiment is being reflected in their guidance to discontinue and/or postpone work that will put anyone at risk. Our foundation partners also understand that travel restrictions, meeting cancellations and campus closures may make it impossible or difficult to fulfill grant activities. If there are any major concerns, unexpected costs, or emergency needs for your research, the best course of action is to reach out directly to the program officer with whom you have been working. Please know that the Foundation Relations team is here to help coordinate outreach to foundations as well. You can email us at with any questions or requests for support. We have been in touch with many foundations and are tracking changing deadlines for current and future grant opportunities as they come out.


Foundation Relations has a broad array of experience and approaches for developing strong partnerships with foundations as we seek funding for the University’s research, programs, academics, and initiatives. We work with senior leadership, faculty and Advancement to provide expertise, coordination and tools to successfully connect the university with the foundation community. We are dedicated to our philanthropic partners and work to ensure their interests are maintained as our first priority.

Interested in pursuing foundation support? Partner with us.



Foundation Relations is your campus partner in securing private foundation support. We offer several pages with funding opportunities: Upcoming Foundation Deadlines, a Young Investigators funding list, Postdoctoral Opportunities and Awards.

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