With support from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and in coordination with the Office of Sponsored Programs, Corporate and Foundation Relations works across the university to facilitate strategic growth and to nurture Virginia Tech’s land-grant mission of service.

The following page provides an overview of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Virginia Tech, as well as a list of research opportunities and deadlines from Foundation Sponsors:



Video overview:

Foundation Relations 101: Cultivating Impactful Partnerships

Instructor:  Adam Short, Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

In this video, we explore strategic methods for building lasting relationships and fulfilling partnerships with foundations of varying types and sizes.

Content areas:

  • Gain a general understanding of how foundations are structured
  • Explore tools and resources for prospecting foundation opportunities
  • Understand strategies for cultivating different types of foundations via grant writing, relationship-building, etc.

This webinar is designed for university faculty and staff looking to increasing their skills in soliciting private, public, and corporate foundations.

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Other resources:

To search for foundation opportunities, go to: http://www.lib.vt.edu/find/databases/F/foundation-directory-online-from-the-foundation-center.html