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Working with Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) in the Office of Institutional Advancement

If you are organizing a University program or project that is in need of private funding, please contact Keeley Patrick, corporate and foundation relations associate (CFR Associate), at 860.768.2413 as soon as you receive approval to proceed with this activity. This initial contact will likely be followed by an in-person meeting to talk through and prioritize a list of funding prospects.

Once the proposal process is underway, you will be responsible for providing the narrative and budgetary information for the request. The CFR Associate is available to review your materials and help format the proposal to meet funder specifications.

Proposals coming from Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) will need to be approved by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and possibly the Provost, before being submitted. To allow enough time for the approval process, you will be required to have all necessary materials in to CFR no later than five business days before the funder deadline. All items that you are responsible for providing should be included at this time. For requests that arrive past this deadline, we cannot guarantee University approval and submission in time for funder due date. If you anticipate problems with meeting this guideline, please contact the CFR Associate as soon as possible.

Once a request is submitted, the CFR Associate will monitor its status and do any necessary follow-up with the funder. If a request is funded, the CFR Associate will work with you on any required reporting and other stewardship activities for the funder.

Items CFR Can Provide

The following are a list of items commonly asked for by corporations and foundations in philanthropic grant requests. These items will be added to the request by CFR before submitting it to the funder. Please make the CFR Associate aware if any of the below are required to accompany your request.

  • Proof of 501(c)(3) Tax Exemption;
  • Current Regents List for University;
  • Organization Budgets: common requests include current operating budget, YTD actual, prior fiscal year;
  • Most recent audited financial statement;
  • Tax ID #;
  • Organizational Chart;
  • University approved response to requests for Form 990;
  • Basic organization information, such as: number of employees, geographic area served, organization mission, history and key activities. 
Important to Remember

When asked for organization name:  University of Hartford

Project name: (List University program, initiative, event, etc.)

Chief Executive Officer: President Greg Woodward

When a signature is required on a funding request: All requests coming through CFR must be signed by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Questions to Consider Before Beginning Your Request

Below are some sample questions commonly asked by philanthropic corporate and foundation funders. Thinking about answers to these questions will help you develop a thoughtful case for support, as well as a plan for showing the impact of your project/program.

  • What is the issue to be addressed and what is the target population which will benefit from this project?
  • What are the goals, objectives, activities, and timetable for this project; is it a new or ongoing project of the organization?
  • What obstacles do you anticipate and how they will be addressed?
  • How will the people expected to benefit from this project be involved in its development and implementation?
  • What are the long-term strategies for funding this project beyond this grant period?
  • What criteria will you use to assess the project's effectiveness/impact?
  • How will success be defined and measured?
  • How will you monitor progress and/or problems?
  • How will evaluation results be used and/or disseminated?
  • What are the major activities to be undertaken in achieving the intended outcome?
  • How will the project’s outcomes be measured? 
  • How will progress be evaluated?

Corporate and Foundation Relations Contacts:

Keeley Patrick
Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate
T. 860.768.2441

Bill Mabee
Administrative Assistant
T. 860.768.2449