Corporate and Foundation Relations

For Corporations and Foundations

Your organization’s support can transform the student experience, innovation, and research. Philanthropic gifts from corporations and foundations takes many forms, including:

  • gifts for endowment
  • faculty support
  • facility construction
  • scholarships and fellowships
  • research
  • public outreach
  • internships
  • sponsorships
  • technology transfer
  • diversity programming
  • access to education for underserved audiences

We are here to provide expertise and guidance to corporations and foundations looking to support the University for any purpose. We promote interdisciplinary partnerships and coordinate an effective, University-wide approach for your organization.

We invite you to talk to us and find a way to make a meaningful gift today.

Katharine Hazard Flynn, Executive Director, 401.874.7084,
Nina Gregory, Director, 401.874.7843,
Katie McGwin, Associate Director, 401.874.9509,
Jenn Brackett, Grant Writer, at 401.874.5809 or
Patricia Gross, Grants and Stewardship Coordinator, 401.874.5631,

For Faculty, Staff, and Student Researchers

We are available to offer expertise and guidance to faculty, staff, and students looking for funding for their project or program through the following services:

  • Identification of corporate and/or foundation funding prospects
  • Preparation and development of grant proposals and reports
  • Coordination with the URI Division of Research and Economic Development and the URI Business Engagement Center
  • Developing and furthering corporate and foundation relationships

If you are not sure how or where to file a grant application, or have never written a grant before, we are here to help.

Whether it is for research support, program funding, sponsorships, or anything else, the Corporate and Foundation Relations team is ready to work with you. Tell us about your idea and how we can help.