The Corporate and Foundation Relations team at the College of the Environment facilitates organizational partnerships on behalf of the College and all departmental units and programs.

We work with faculty, staff, and administrators, to help identify and approach potential funding sources, plan and coordinate solicitations, assist in inquiries and grant proposals, gather supporting materials, help in campus visits, and obtain institutional signatures.

Current Corporate and Foundation Funding Opportunities

NEW! The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Offers Grants (limited submission)

  • Deadline (UW Office of Research): February 8, 2018
  • Grants of up to $30,000 to projects that protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The UW may put forward one application.¬†Contact Rob Wood¬†(, Associate Dean for Research, or Lauren Honaker (, Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations, for guidance.

Dreyfus Foundation Invites Applications for Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

  • Deadline: February 8, 2018
  • The annual program provides grants of $75,000 to support research and the teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.

J.M. Kaplan Fund Offers Grants to Nonprofit Publishers

  • Deadline: March 1, 2018
  • Grants up to $15,000 will be awarded in support of nonfiction book publishing projects about the urban experience; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues.

Voya Foundation Accepting Applications for STEM and Financial Literacy Programs

  • Deadline: March 16, 2018
  • Grants will be awarded in support of innovative and experiential K-8 STEM learning opportunities and K 9-12 financial literacy programs. Grants range between $25,000-$125,000.

NEW! Microsoft AI for Earth Program Invites Applications for AI and Cloud Resources

  • Deadline: April 9, 2018
  • Grants provide access to cloud and AI computing resources to create more efficient environmental solutions across agriculture, biodiversity, climate change, and water.

Conservation Alliance Invites Nominations for Conservation Projects

  • Deadline: May 8, 2018
  • Grants up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of projects that seek to secure permanent and quantifiable protection of a specific wild land or waterway with clear habitat benefits.

NEW! Paul N. Angell Foundation Invites Applications for Ocean Conservation Projects

  • Deadline: June 25, 2018 (LOI deadline)
  • Priority areas include: Marine Protected Areas, sustainable fisheries management, eliminating illegal fishing, conserving shark and ray species, limiting pollution, and preserving coral.

Corporate and Foundation Resources

Other services provided by our office include:

  • Introducing faculty to corporate and foundation donors and prospects
  • Providing insights (past giving to UW, connections at UW, giving priorities, etc.) into key corporate and foundation supporters
  • Prospect research
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on letters of inquiry, proposals, and budgets
  • Assisting with routing proposals through OSP and Gift Services
  • Assisting with site visits
  • And more!

For more information please contact: Lauren Honaker, Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations,, 206-685-4423