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Corporate and Foundation Relations
Faculty Resources

Applying for a Grant

Faculty seeking private foundation or corporate sponsorship for project funding should contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Our team can offer advice and assistance in working with private sources of support and can ensure that foundations do not receive multiple, competitive contacts from the university. Our list of current grant opportunities continuously change as application windows change, and new opportunities arise. Proposals require an approved Proposal Authorization Form, completed via DocuSign.

Our office can assist faculty who seek private support by conducting research to identify funders and initiating introductions to key contacts. If we find a potential match, or if you have already identified a potential funder, we guide faculty through the grant application process including:

  • Obtaining proposal authorization
  • Helping refine project ideas
  • Providing strategies for developing concept papers, letters of intent, and proposals
  • Editing proposals
  • Providing common required attachments to funding requests include: Audited Financial Statement, 990 Tax Form, IRS Determination Letter, etc.
  • Coordinating campus visits

After obtaining a grant, we work with faculty to further develop relationships with funders and provide effective stewardship.

Additional Faculty Resources

In 2019, Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid. Candid represents the world’s largest repositories of trusted historical and present-day information on nonprofits, foundations, and the capital flows that bind them. A leader in providing resources to the philanthropy community, its “Candid Learning” site provides essential information regarding the proposal writing process.

Philanthropy News Digest
Philanthropy News Digest publishes RFPs (Request for Proposals) and notices of awards as a free service for U.S.-based grant-making organizations and nonprofits. Faculty are encouraged to sign up for RFP alerts.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
From breaking news to key insights to real-world advice, The Chronicle of Philanthropy is dedicated to serving nonprofit and foundation professionals. It offers webinars, publications, special reports, and other information that help people in the nonprofit world make informed decisions. It is owned by The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc., a media company in Washington that focuses on providing information to people on college campuses and in the nonprofit world.

Current Grant Opportunities

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is an incubator of promising research and development projects that appear likely to improve the welfare of young children, from infancy through 7 years, in the United States.

Horizon Foundation for NJ
The Horizon Foundation for NJ's mission is to support organizations that make New Jersey healthier.

Hyde and Watson Foundation
The Foundation supports the construction or purchase of new facilities, building renovations and improvements, purchase of capital equipment and furnishings, and one-time capital needs. Fields of support include education, social services, arts, health, religion, and humanities. The geographic areas of support are the five boroughs of NYC and Essex, Morris, and Union Counties in New Jersey.

New Jersey Council for the Humanities
We explore, cultivate, and champion the public humanities in order to strengthen New Jersey’s diverse community.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
It is the largest foundation focused solely on health. Based in Princeton, New Jersey, the foundation focuses on access to health care, public health, health equity, leadership and training, and changing systems to address barriers to health.

Spencer Foundation
The Spencer Foundation has been a leading funder of education research since 1971 and is the only national foundation focused exclusively on supporting education research.

The Teagle Foundation
The Teagle Foundation works to support and strengthen liberal arts education, which we see as fundamental to meaningful work, effective citizenship, and a fulfilling life. Our aim is to serve as a catalyst for the improvement of teaching and learning in the arts and sciences while addressing issues of financial sustainability and accountability in higher education.