Faculty Guide to Finding Support from Corporations and Foundations
The Corporate and Foundation Relations team at the University of San Francisco is here to help you find funding from foundations and corporations.
How our process works
What we need from you
We need a general understanding of how your program operates. We will also need to know:
Your program’s impact
Your resource needs
Services we provide
Prospect Research- We help you find corporations and foundations that have an interest in your area and then work with our contacts at those organizations.
Proposal Development- We help you refine project ideas and create a persuasive case for funding.
Proposal Writing- We help you write and edit grant proposals.
Site Visit Coordination- We coordinate logistics, create briefings, and lead visits to campus or arrange meetings in potential funders' offices.
Gift Stewardship- We work with you to submit progress and financial reports, and we seek other opportunities to keep funders engaged.
Corporate and Foundation Relations
University of San Francisco
101 Howard Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94105
From the Faculty
The CFR staff really took the time to meet with me to brainstorm ideas, develop a working concept paper and consider possible funding sources. In our meetings I felt my project was understood and valued and that they were able to represent my work authentically.
Christine Yeh, Chair
Department of Counseling Psychology
School of Education
Working with the Corporate and Foundation Relations team has been a delightful experience. From the beginning, they took the time to understand the goals of our computer science outreach programs and worked tirelessly to connect us with corporations who would be interested in supporting our work. Thanks to CFR, we received financial support from AT&T and SanDisk Corporation to teach coding to over 60 high-school and middle-school girls.
Department of Computer Science