Introduction to Foundation and Corporate DevelopmentWe hope you will find our website useful in answering questions you may have about external funding. Grantseeking is more than a process--it is a partnership. Foundation and Corporate Development within University Development at Baylor University works with all schools and departments to establish and build mutually beneficial relationships with foundations through projects that fall within university priorities. Funding sources may be in the following categories:
- Private or Independent Foundations
- Community Foundations
- Company-sponsored Foundations
- Corporate Charitable Giving
How We Work With YouOur team looks forward to assisting you as you seek external funding from nongovernmental sectors of society. Acting as the clearinghouse for foundation and corporate information, we strive to help you locate the best potential funding match for each proposed project and to develop a strategy for developing or maintaining a positive relationship between Baylor and the grantmaker. Personal and institutional networking is essential when obtaining funds from the private sector. Foundation and Corporate Development is the ideal resource in such networking and is able to facilitate requests with the assistance of alumni and friends of the university.
In addition to the identification of possible funding sources, other pre-award services to faculty and staff include consultation on project development, grantwriting tips, editorial review and coordination with university officials. We will copy and mail the proposal, usually accompanied by a letter of introduction/support from the university administration officials along with all foundation-requested documentation.
Foundation and Corporate Development works closely with the university's Office of Sponsored Programs in processing project proposals.
Once a grant is awarded, our office coordinates good stewardship by working with the Grant Accounting Office in providing annual reports for external awards.