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Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations

OCFR helps ASU faculty find resources to advance their work and builds meaningful philanthropic relationships with corporate and foundation benefactors of ASU. We help you to:

1. Find Funding
2. Develop a Proposal
3. Execute Gift and Charitable Grant Agreement
4. Improve Your Grant Writing Skills

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Visit OKED's funding.asu.edu to browse philanthropic opportunities.

Resources for prospect and proposal research:

Network with other faculty:

  • COSPIVOT™ (free online subscription) | personalized funding and collaborator search
  • SciVal Experts | find faculty collaborators at ASU, UA, and NAU

Ready to develop your proposal?

Before you begin, make sure to review the following: 


When you’re ready to advance your proposal...

Remember, the applicant organization for all charitable grant applications should always be the ASU Foundation for A New American University. To ensure ASU’s strategic coordination and management of funding applications, prior to preparing your application, you should take the following steps:

  1. Reach out to your Research Advancement Specialist
  2. In your email to your RA, include a cc to OCFRgrants@asu.edu
  3. If applicable, include a cc to your unit-assigned ASUF Director of Development


Institutional and financial information frequently requested by grant makers:


Facts about ASU for inclusion in your proposal:


Templates and tools for proposal writing and budgeting:

Execute gift and charitable grant agreement

When an organizational funder has agreed to make charitable grant...

Step 1: Contact Erin Rickard or OCFRgrants@asu.edu.

Step 2: Provide OCFR with relevant documentation, including the proposal, budget, and letter of award or gift/grant agreement.

Step 3: Secure University Approval from Dean or Director

Please contact Michael Kohmescher or Melissa Gray when executing gift agreements for individuals.

improve your grant writing skills

FileLearn the basics of corporate and foundation fundraising

Obtaining corporate and foundation funding is different from obtaining federal funding. FileThis guide will introduce you to the basics. You can also reach out to us directly.


A short course
 on general grantwriting principles


Sample proposals
, letters of intent, and budgets


Research Academy

Hosted by the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, funding.asu.edu provides ASU faculty, students and staff with a robust suite of resources to help you succeed in securing research funding.

Review our services and charitable giving guidelines