Foundation Partnerships

The University of Wisconsin Foundation is UW-Madison’s designated organization to manage the relationships between the University and philanthropic foundations.

Foundation support is playing an ever increasingly important role in the success of UW-Madison. Each individual foundation is focused on the support of specific programs and outcomes that align with their mission. The UW Foundation CFR staff is focused on ensuring that each unique foundation connection is respectfully stewarded to maximize a long-term relationship.

Services Offered by Corporate and Foundation Relations

  • Provide hands-on guidance for campus partners seeking foundation support.
  • Facilitate on-campus visits between foundation personnel and UW leadership, faculty and staff.
  • Maintain awareness of foundation trends to better assist UW faculty and administration with strategic development.
  • Work in partnership with the UW Foundation research team to supply detailed research information on foundations in order to identify appropriate sources of funding for specific projects.
  • Plan, review and assist in drafting letters of inquiry, pre-proposals, proposals and stewardship reports.
  • Work with UW representatives from all schools and departments to develop proposals focused on meeting the missions of individual foundations as well as the needs of the University.

For more information

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