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

American Association of University Women Accepting Applications for American Fellowships

  • Deadline: November 15, 2017
  • The annual program supports women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication.

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Accepting Applications for Wildlife Conservation Projects

  • Deadline: November 30, 2017
  • Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to projects related to species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation.

American Association for University Women Accepting Applications for International Fellows

  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • Fellowships of up to $30,000 are awarded to women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Temper of the Times Foundation Invites Applications for Environmental Marketing Expenses

  • Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations to underwrite the costs of advertising designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems in the United States.

Organic Farming Research Foundation Invites Proposals for Organic Farming and Food System Research

  • Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • One-year grants of up to $20,000 are available for research projects related to production, social, economic, or policy-related topics of concern to organic farmers and/or ranchers.

Marisla Foundation Environment Program Annual Awards (limited submission)

  • Deadline: January 11, 2018
  • The Environment Program concentrates on activities that promote the conservation of biological diversity and advance sustainable ecosystem management. Grants vary in size, and the UW must submit only one application. Contact Rob Wood (, Associate Dean for Research, or Lauren Honaker (, Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations, for guidance.

W.M. Keck Foundation seeks applications for science and engineering (limited submission)

  • Deadline: January 11, 2018
  • Supports high-risk/high-impact projects in medical research or science/engineering that are novel, question the existing paradigm, and break open new territory in their field. Awards range from $500,000-$2M.  The UW can submit one application in each funding area. 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.

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