Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy

The Foundation and Corporate Philanthropy department in University of Kentucky Philanthropy is dedicated to fostering and strengthening relationships between corporations and foundations and the UK community. Our staff represents the broad priorities of the university, its colleges and programs, and promotes opportunities to engage support for UK’s academic, research, and public outreach initiatives. We help UK faculty and staff find funding opportunities in their fields while connecting them with partners, resources and tools they need to secure private support for their work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team can conduct a funding search if you email us your project idea or summary of research focus areas. We have access to a database of foundation and corporate funding opportunities and can send you a list of possible matches for your work. We are also working on a list of categorized, vetted funding opportunities from foundations, corporations, and non-profit groups to be posted on our website later this year.

Please contact us if you -

  • Need help locating non-governmental (corporate, foundation, society) financial support sources for your project or program,
  • Are preparing a concept paper, letter of intent or inquiry, or proposal for a foundation or other private funding source, or
  • Have received funding from a foundation so that we can assist you with reporting and stewardship.

Yes, we will help you edit proposals or letters of inquiry that you have drafted and tailor them to the specific funder that you are targeting. We can also help draft text for your review.