Support from companies takes a variety of forms and is quite different from funding provided by foundations or federal funding agencies. Companies engage in partnerships with academic institutions that advance their business goals, whether in the area of employee recruitment and training, research and development, philanthropy or brand awareness.
Preparing proposals that will resonate with corporate funders
Corporations often prefer to have holistic partnerships with universities, and GW has many such relationships with companies across the country. Before contacting a corporation, please review the Priority Foundations and Corporations List to see if your corporate prospect is on the priority list. This does not preclude you from seeking project funding from this particular corporation; it will just need to be a consideration in your funding strategy.
Please contact Maryam Henson, Associate Vice President, Central Development for more information at [email protected]or 202-994-0473, and review the resources on this page for applying for and stewarding corporate funding.