Corporate and Foundation Relations

About Corporate and Foundation Relations

As part of UNT’s Division of 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. For UNT faculty and staff, we collaborate to identify and approach potential funding sources, plan and coordinate solicitations, assist in inquiries and grant proposals, gather supporting materials, facilitate campus visits, and obtain institutional signatures. Other services provided by our office include helping with grant reporting and offering grant workshops.

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 FoundationRelations@unt.eduor We also invite you to stop by our offices located on the third floor of the Gateway Building.

Our Staff

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.

Our Process


  • Notify us when you have a concept that you would like to pursue foundation funding for.


  • We will work with you to position your concept to ensure fit
  • Identify a multi-disciplinary team to compile concept (as needed)
  • Establish budget and metrics-based outcomes
  • Discover research opportunities
  • Provide guidance on where the grant should be routed


  • Before submission, we will review and edit based on tier level
  • Attach final documents
  • Collect any necessary signatures

Our Services

$100,000 and below

  • Concept review
  • Editing
  • Add supporting documentation
  • Proposal submission


  • Intensive proposal review, commentary and editing
  • Budget support and review
  • Grant writing
  • Add supporting documentation
  • Proposal submission

$1 Million and above

  • Extensive relationship building and oversight
  • Significant support on strategy development
  • Facilitate the collaboration of multidisciplinary teams—internal and external
  • Write, edit and submit proposal

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