The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations offers two kinds of assistance to grantseekers of the UMass Medical community. First, the office provides access to a vareity of online resources to research funding opportunities for individuals, programs, projects, or the institution. Two of these resources are described in more detail and can be accessed below.
Second, and complementing these resources, CFR provides guidance for the application process from letters of intent and on-line qualification procedures through the final stages of award agreements and acceptance letters. Importantly, our office is able to make personal contacts with program officers at philanthropic foundations and private corporations. Many private funders rely on relationships rather than requests for proposals (RFPs) to channel appropriate projects to their attention. CFR can help strategize the identification, cultivation and development of relationships leading to an invitation to apply.
UMMS subscribes to the Community of Science® (COS) Pivot tool- the leading global database resource to:
Updated continually, Foundation Directory Online provides the most accurate details available on U.S. funders and their grants. The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations subscribes to this service and can show you how to search the listings.