About Foundation Relations

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Foundation Relations is a part of the University of Denver's Office of University Advancement, which works to gain support for the University across many constituencies such as foundations, corporations, alumni, and friends.

Often, Foundation Relations works with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). ORSP supports the development and submission of proposals to certain sponsors, and is the key point of contact for faculty in the area of sponsored research instruction, including other activities such as research, conduct, compliance, preparing budgets, and more.

Resources for Specific DU Institutions

Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Contact within the office of Dean Christopher Hill
Andrew M. Chiacchierini
Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate
210 Ben M. Cherrington Hall

Morgridge College of Education
Amy Hill
Senior Grants Administrator
Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall 307

Restricted Foundations

Please keep in mind the following foundations should not be contacted without the consent of Foundation Relations. This is at the request of either the foundation's or university's leadership. Many if not all of these foundations have explicitly voiced their preference that funding requests carry the endorsement of university leadership and be conveyed through Foundation Relations. 

Colorado Health Foundation
Colorado Trust
Boettcher Foundation
Daniels Fund
Piton Foundation
El Pomar Foundation
Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
Gates Family Foundation
Caring for Colorado
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation
Rose Community Foundation
The Denver Foundation
Anschutz Foundation
Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation
Cydney and Tom Marsico Foundation
Walton Family Foundation
William Randolph Hearst Foundations
Carnegie Corporation of New York