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Corporate & Foundation Relations for Faculty & Staff

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Welcome, distinguished MSU Denver faculty and staff! We are excited to partner with you as you seek external resources to support your excellent and impactful work here at MSU Denver and in the community. Please review the following information carefully.  If you have questions, would like to work with one of our Centrally Managed partners, and/or are seeking support in excess of $15,000, please reach out to someone on the Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) Team.

This website and Grant Toolkit are meant to guide you through the process of seeking foundation or corporate foundation support for your work. In many cases, we encourage you to contact a foundation directly to determine if your project aligns with its mission and strategy and to learn more about the process for requesting support.

The entire grant process – from initial contact to final decision by a foundation’s board of directors – takes six months to a year, on average.  You are best advised to start the process very well in advance of the time the funding will be needed.

 

Centrally Managed Corporations and Foundations 

There are a handful of centrally managed corporations and foundations that should only be approached for funding through or with clearance from the CFR Team at the request of either the funder’s leadership or the University’s. These are organizations that expect funding discussions to center on institutional priorities and that, in most cases, have explicitly asked that funding requests carry the endorsement of the President and be conveyed through the Advancement office.

If you wish to seek funding from an organization on this list, please contact the CFR Team.

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Are you seeking less than $15,000 for a program/project?

If you are seeking $15,000 or less in funding from a source that is not centrally managed, we encourage you to use the Grant Toolkit for support. The CFR Team is available to answer any questions and to review and submit your proposal.

 

Are you seeking more than $15,000 for a program/project?

If you are seeking more than $15,000, please complete a Project Information Form  and email it to cfr@msudenver.edu.

 

Are you seeking funding for research?

Please visit the Office of Sponsored Research & Programs

 


 


Enter the Grant Toolkit to learn about the Grant Process and access grant templates and samples.

 



 

Centrally Managed Organizations

While the CFR team does not want to serve as a barrier to your approaching a potential funder, there are a number of University-level corporate and foundation prospects that should only be approached for funding through or with clearance from Corporate and Foundation Relations, at the request of either the funder’s leadership or the University’s.  These are entities that expect funding discussions to center on institutional priorities and that, in most cases, have explicitly asked that funding requests carry the endorsement of the president and be conveyed through Corporate and Foundation Relations.  Clearance to apply for funding from these entities must be requested from the CFR team prior to submitting a letter of inquiry or a proposal.

Relationships with the following entities are centrally managed (i.e. you must contact the CFR team before speaking to/considering a request to any of the following):

   

FOUNDATIONS CORPORATIONS
Anschutz Family Foundation Arrow Electronics 
Anschutz Foundation Ball Corporation 
Boettcher Foundation Bank of America
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation  BBVA Compass Bank
Buell Foundation   Boeing
Caring for Colorado Foundation CenturaHealth
Clarence V. Laguardia Foundation  Comcast 
Colorado Trust  Davita
Community First Foundation  Denver Water
Daniels Fund  FirstBank
El Pomar Foundation GH Phipps Construction Companies
Gates Family Foundation Google
IMA Foundation HealthOne
Kenneth King Foundation IMA Colorado
Koch Foundation Kaiser Permanente
LARRK Foundation  Lockheed Martin
Lumina Foundation Motorola
Morgridge Family Foundation Raytheon
Motorola Solutions Foundation SCL Health
Piton Foundation/Gary Community Investments  TIAA
RK Foundation UCHealth
Rose Community Foundation  US Bank
Schramm Foundation  Wells Fargo
The Beacon Fund Western Union
The Colorado Health Foundation  WeWork
The Denver Foundation Xcel Energy
US Bank Foundation ZOMA Capital
Walton Family Foundation 
Wells Fargo Foundation
Western Union Foundation
William Randolph Hearst Foundations
Women’s Foundation of Colorado
ZOMA Foundation

                                                           



 

Corporate and Foundation Relations Team

 

Megan Conklin
Executive Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

 303-605-5815

 mconkli9@msudenver.edu

 

Shannon Roe
Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

 303-605-7105

 sroe9@msudenver.edu

Tori Meyers
Interim Director of Grants

 303-605-3651

 tmeyer15@msudenver.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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