Centrally Managed Corporations and Foundations

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): 


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Anschutz Family Foundation
Anschutz Foundation
Boettcher Foundation
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation
Buell Foundation
Caring for Colorado Foundation
Caring for Denver Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Clarence V. Laguardia Foundation
Colorado Trust
Community First Foundation
Daniels Fund
El Pomar Foundation
Gates Family Foundation
Henry Luce Foundation
IMA Foundation
Kenneth King Foundation
Koch Foundation
LARRK Foundation
Lumina Foundation
Morgridge Family Foundation
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Open Society
Piton Foundation/Gary Community Investments
RK Foundation
Rose Community Foundation
Schramm Foundation
The Beacon Fund
The Colorado Health Foundation
The Denver Foundation
US Bank Foundation
Walton Family Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
William Randolph Hearst Foundations
WK Kellogg
Women’s Foundation of Colorado
ZOMA Foundation/ZOMA Capital


Arrow Electronics
Ball Corporation
Bank of America
BBVA Compass Bank
Centura Health
Colorado Access
Denver Water
Empower Retirement
GH Phipps Construction Companies
IMA Colorado
JE Dunn
Kaiser Permanente
Lockheed Martin
Plante Moran
SCL Health
United Airlines
US Bank
Wells Fargo
Western Union
Xcel Energy
ZOMA Capital