Corporate and Foundation Relations and the Contracts and Grants Offices
What is the difference between the offices of Corporate and Foundation Relations and the Contracts and Grants Office?
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) functions as the University of Dayton’s clearing house for relationship building and fund seeking from corporations and private foundations. In this role, CFR ensures that new funding requests are strategic and initiated appropriately. CFR provides relationship and opportunity optimizing services and gift request resources, which include:
- Monitoring funding interests of corporations/private foundations and sharing various funding opportunities with appropriate university units and staff.
- Working collaboratively with academic units to identify and develop strategies for corporate and foundation engagement as supported by University leadership.
- Serving as a single point of contact for coordinating activities with prospective corporate and foundation donors in order to provide University historical information relating to the corporation/foundation, and to avoid duplicate or competing requests.
- Coordinating formal communication to the prospective funder.
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations and The Contracts and Grants Office (CGO) coordinate often to support University leadership and fund seekers with resources necessary for a successful application to private foundations and corporate sponsors. CGO is housed within the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and is directly responsible for the negotiation, execution, and administration of University of Dayton agreements with sponsors of research grants and contracts. The CGO’s specific responsibilities include:
- Serving as liaison with sponsor(s),
- Proposal preparation and transmittal,
- Budget and cost preparation,
- Award negotiations,
- Administration of funded programs,
- Subcontract administration,
- Government regulations compliance,
- Export control, and
- Institutional authorization and compliance.
If you have questions about which office to work with, please feel free to reach out to either office and/or review the following documents to assist with the determination.