Corporate and Foundation Partnerships: Guidelines and Resources

Corporate and Foundation Partnerships: For Faculty and Staff

Guidelines and Resources


Guidelines and Resources

  • Developing Philanthropic Partnerships with Foundations and Corporations: A guide
    We have developed guidelines to support you as you navigate the Corporate and Foundation philanthropy world.
  • Centering your proposals in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A guide 
    An increasing number of Foundations and Corporations have Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) as their primary mission and seek to fund proposals that are aligned with this mission. This guide aims to help project teams demonstrate their commitment to the advancement of DEI by centering their proposals in DEI.
  • Distinguishing Gifts from Sponsored Projects Policy
    Corporate and Foundation support can come in as either a gift or a sponsored project. The University has developed a policy is to provide guidance on determining the proper classification between these categories.
  • Distinguishing Gifts from Sponsored Projects: A guide
    The guide offers further explanation on the University's policy and practical tips on distinguishing gifts from sponsored projects.
  • Funding Faculty Research: Columbia Development and Fundraising 101
    How can faculty partner with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (OAD) to find philanthropic support for research? These slides, from a Faculty Development Session organized by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, provide a general roadmap of development and fundraising at Columbia and how faculty can best engage with potential individual and institutional donors.
  • Funding Faculty Research: Meet and Greet with Foundation Funders
    Are you interested in learning about the foundation philanthropic landscape and hearing directly from representatives from foundations that support academic research and programs? Dimitra Koutsantoni, senior director of university corporate and foundation relations, leads a conversation with Shawn Morehead, vice president for grants at New York Community Trust, and Bruce Western, Bryce Professor of Sociology and Social Justice and Justice Lab director, on foundation missions and funding priorities, decision-making processes, and the ways they develop partnerships with higher education institutions and faculty. 


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Dimitra Koutsantoni, PhD
Senior Director of University Corporate & Foundation Relations

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