Foundation Giving on campus

Companies invest in UMass Amherst because we focus on high-impact programs with economic and societal benefits for the Commonwealth and the nation. As a research powerhouse and a major engine of innovation, we work with our corporate partners to develop the workforce we need to solve challenges and bring about a more prosperous future.

Our corporate partnerships:

  • Achieve mutual goals and strategic interests
  • Raise your company’s profile among new talent and leading faculty
  • Develop innovative research and education programs
  • Fuel start-ups and economic development

Funding opportunities:

Research—Our collaborations create new knowledge and develop technologies, processes, or techniques that benefit industry.

Buildings and infrastructure—Investments in our physical spaces sustain new teaching and research methods, collaboration, and multidisciplinary work.

In-kind gifts of equipment and software—New or advanced equipment can accelerate the path to research results and enhance the learning-by-doing experience of students.

Student scholarships—As the university for the Commonwealth, we educate many of its sons and daughters. Providing the next generation with a high-quality education is the best venture capital investment there is.

Faculty chairs and professorships—Our faculty are tackling critical technical and societal challenges. Professorships advance the work of leading scholars, and endowments are a highly visible testament to the vision of our corporate partners.

Faculty and staff

If you are looking for support in seeking private and non-governmental grants for programs, faculty research, and other scholarly or creative endeavors, visit the Corporate and Foundation Relations website.


Theresa Curry
Theresa Curry
Interim Vice Chancellor for Advancement