Foundation Grants and Awards

Foundation Grants and Awards

Private foundations and corporations represent another source of funding for the university. Most foundations require that your proposal be written to meet their strategic funding priorities and satisfy their specific proposal process. Unsolicited proposals to private foundations are rarely funded. Generally, a successful proposal requires an ongoing relationship between the University and the foundation or corporation and is accompanied by a letter of support from the President of the University.

All grants and awards sought from private or corporate foundations and private individuals must be submitted by the Office of Institutional Advancement.  Inquires and individual requests should be made with the Director of External Affairs & Government Relations

There are more than 250,000 private foundations in the United States. There are several ways to identify sources of foundation funding. If you have identified a foundation or corporation as a potential source of funding, please call the Advancement department ext. 2102. Mercyhurst subscribes to a database of active foundations in the United States. We will research the foundation, its history, and its relationship (if any) with Mercyhurst University for you, and help develop a strategy for approaching the organization. The lists below are current foundation that Mercyhurst University has strong relationships with and in many cases active grants.

Under no circumstance should contact with any private or corporate foundations or private individuals be made without the approval of The Office of Institutional Advancement.

Private Foundations

Corporate Foundations


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