If you're looking for funding, you've come to the right place!
Private foundations are a tremendous source of funding for research and projects as well as for equipment, scholarships, construction, and more. In recent years, U.S. private foundations have granted more than $40 billion annually. The Office of Foundation Relations is here to help you take advantage of this great opportunity to secure support for your work.
We increase the likelihood that your grant requests will be successful by:
Guiding you through the grant application process
Helping you discern which foundations are most likely to support your work
Making sure your effort is informed by RIT's historical and/or current relationship with the foundation you want to approach
Linking you with other faculty whose work may offer synergistic ways to strengthen your proposal
Cultivating/managing RIT's relationships with private foundations on an ongoing basis.
Over the past five years, private foundations have granted nearly $30 million to RIT.
For more information on seeking private foundation support, please click here.
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Foundation Directory Online
When it comes to online research sources for funding, you won't find a more exhaustive or accurate resource. It provides access to 120,000+ foundations and corporate donors, 3 million recent grants and more than half a million key decision makers. Visit the online directory, and contact us when you see a match. Read more »
There is a wealth of information available to help guide you in seeking support from foundations. Learn about the most important sources and how to use them. Read more »
Hear from some of RIT's most successful funding seekers, and how their foundation partnership has benefited their work and the university. Read more »
Common questions asked by your colleagues – who to contact, what process to follow, how to respond to foundation requests, and more. Read more »
Foundation Relations staff members are here to guide you in building relationships with private foundations. Contact us to learn how to successfully secure funding. Contact us »