Corporate and Foundation Relations

As part of University Advancement, the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is a central university office that assists in fostering relationships between UNT, companies and private foundations. We help faculty and external funding partners connect and collaborate to advance mutual goals that align with the university’s research and educational mission.

CFR’s staff helps companies and foundations navigate the numerous university initiatives, find research and programs of interest and arrange for campus meetings.

We are eager to speak with faculty and staff interested in partnering with a company or foundation, and we enjoy learning about the variety of projects and programs on campus.

Email us at We also invite you to stop by our offices located on the third floor of the Gateway Center.

Support for Faculty and Staff

We collaborate with UNT faculty and staff to:

  • Identify and approach potential funding sources
  • Plan and coordinate solicitations
  • Assist in inquiries and grant proposals
  • Gather supporting materials
  • Facilitate campus visits
  • Obtain institutional signatures

Other services provided by our office include helping with grant reporting and offering grant workshops.

Companies on Campus Highlights

LaCore Labs

LaCore Labs $1M gift establishes innovation center at UNT’s Inspire Park.


Santander Consumer USA, Inc. Foundation is helping foster care alumni at UNT.

UNT Engineering and Science benefit from Texas Instruments support.

Our Mission

To advance UNT as a Carnegie Tier One Research University and establish a reputation of excellence as stewards to our critical donors. This will be done by developing, managing and enhancing UNT's strategic relationship with corporations and foundations and other funding organizations to maximize potential gifts and grants received.