For Faculty and Staff

As a 501(c)(3) organization, the University of Iowa Center for Advancement can serve as a connector to support from private foundations and corporations. Our Corporate and Foundation Relations team can identify gift and grant opportunities, help to build relationships with private foundation funders, and assist with developing your letters of inquiry and proposals.

Gift-in-Kind Form
Gift Guidelines

We work closely with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the Division of Sponsored Programs to identify funding opportunities and pursue gifts, philanthropic grants, and sponsored project support.

We can:

  • Research potential corporate and foundation funding sources. Submit your request for assistance
  • Facilitate contact with foundation representatives
  • Write and edit letters of inquiry and proposal narratives
  • Host site visits for current and potential funders
  • Engage the appropriate university leadership in your proposal
  • Recognize and steward funding received
  • Assist with reporting requirements
  • Connect your department with a number of resources, both on and off campus