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 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 the CFR Associate 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.
The following are a list of items commonly asked for in philanthropic grant requests to corporations and foundations. 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.
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 the CFR office must be signed by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
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.
Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate
Executive Assistant to the Vice President