University Advancement - Giving to MSU Denver
Corporate & Foundation Relations for Faculty & Staff
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.
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?
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.|
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):
|Anschutz Family Foundation||Arrow Electronics|
|Anschutz Foundation||Ball Corporation|
|Boettcher Foundation||Bank of America|
|Bonfils-Stanton Foundation||BBVA Compass Bank|
|Caring for Colorado Foundation||CenturaHealth|
|Clarence V. Laguardia Foundation||Comcast|
|Community First Foundation||Denver Water|
|El Pomar Foundation||GH Phipps Construction Companies|
|Gates Family Foundation|
|Kenneth King Foundation||IMA Colorado|
|Koch Foundation||Kaiser Permanente|
|LARRK Foundation||Lockheed Martin|
|Morgridge Family Foundation||Raytheon|
|Motorola Solutions Foundation||SCL Health|
|Piton Foundation/Gary Community Investments||TIAA|
|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|