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Engaging Corporations & Foundations
Engaging with Corporations and Foundations
Requesting funding from a corporation or foundation often requires an approach that may include following specific guidelines or making an individual connection within the organization. IU's corporate and foundation relations staff are available to help navigate these unique and varied funding pathways.
The Office of Foundation Relations can support you in connecting with foundations through finding the right individual within the organization to contact or determining how to structure a letter of inquiry appropriately for a particular foundation. Additionally, OFR can help determine whether your project or research is well-aligned with a particular foundation’s priorities and goals.
For more information on the process of engaging foundations and how OFR can assist you, please visit our website: https:/ofr.iu.edu/
For corporations, it is often unclear how to request funding or with whom to initiate contact. The Office of Business Partnerships can help identify individuals within the corporation and make the initial outreach to determine how to work with the organization and how to submit a funding request. For example, multiple conversations may be necessary with experts within the company to determine common goals and methods. Additionally, the corporate relations team can assist you in exploring the different ways corporations partner with and support universities.
When you are ready to write a proposal, IU offers a range of proposal development resources and services to assist you.
If you are seeking funding from an organization or have already received funding, the Office of Foundation Relations (foundations) and/or Office of Business Partnerships (corporations) are available to support you at any stage in the process. Please contact our offices at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com