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For Faculty & Staff

Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) helps faculty and administrators apply for grants to private foundations and other non-governmental funders. We help you find potential funders in the Foundation Directory database, which has information on 70,000 foundations, and help you determine the most appropriate funders for your project. Should you learn of a potential funder from a colleague at another institution, we can research them further, and assess the likelihood of them supporting your work. 

CFR also provides proposal submission assistance. This includes edits, and lay person comments and recommendations on the narrative/technical section. Please see our webpage About Us.

Securing funding from foundations may take 3-12 months. For help identifying private funders, please contact Linda Sopp at lsopp@admin.umass.edu or 413-545-3885.