The Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) team bridges the organizational and academic medical worlds by creating system-wide partnerships.
This team manages the relationships between Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine and foundations and corporations. Its goal is to work collaboratively with corporate and foundation partners in research, education, patient care and community outreach.
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Foundation Funding Information for Faculty and Staff
Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) in the Office of University Development strives to establish and maintain partnerships with corporate and foundation funders through effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
CFR will be able to provide up-to-date information that could affect strategy and timing as well as provide additional information based on foundation relationships. This can impact the success of your proposal.
In addition, some external funding sources accept only a limited number of submissions from each institution, and there are a number of foundations with specific protocols in place.
Investigators interested in submitting a proposal to a corporation, foundation or organization (non-governmental funder) should contact CFR first.
This catalog offers an overview of some of the many foundation funding opportunities available. Those interested in pursuing funding from one of these foundations should contact the CFR team.
Foundation Directory Online is a service of the Foundation Center offering information on more than 140,000 grantmakers.
To request access to Foundation Directory Online, email email@example.com.
This access is for the exclusive use of departmental research administrators. Investigators are encouraged to contact their grant specialists to search for funding opportunities.
- For NIH and federal funding: Contact Research Development
- For College of Medicine internal funding: Contact Research Development
- For licensing and intellectual property: Contact the Center for Medical Innovation
- For University Park Corporate Engagement Center: Contact UP Business/Industry
- For University Park Foundation Relations: Contact UP Foundation Relations
Penn State College of Medicine has an addendum to Penn State’s Research Administration University Development (RAUD) Collaborative Procedures.
This addendum summarizes the process of handling gifts, charitable grants and unrestricted grants at the College of Medicine in accordance with University Policy RA04, Gifts, Grants and Contracts (The Funding Matrix).
Connecting with Corporate and Foundation Relations
The Corporate and Foundation Relations team helps foundations navigate the institution, find faculty and programs of interest, and arrange for campus meetings, tours and convenings. The team matches Penn State Health and College of Medicine strengths and priorities with foundations’ interests in the areas of research, academic programs, patient care and community outreach.
The CFR team works closely with corporate partners to identify win-win collaborations and opportunities that advance the mission of both organizations.
Corporate and Foundation Relations is conveniently located 15 minutes from Harrisburg International Airport (MDT), on the campus of Penn State Health/Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa.