The generous support of foundations has long been critical to Vanderbilt's success.
An internationally respected private research university, the institution is proud of its strong partnerships across its 10 schools and with the research community.
Because of its commitment to collaboration and to working beyond traditional boundaries, Vanderbilt's reputation for cutting-edge research, distinguished teaching and learning continues to grow.
Vanderbilt University’s Office of Foundation Relations identifies, cultivates, coordinates, solicits and stewards relationships with foundations that support the institution’s highest priorities. We work to understand each foundation's mission, recognizing the importance of identifying a good match between the foundation's interests and Vanderbilt's programs and projects.
We serve as liaisons between foundation executives and Vanderbilt leadership, faculty members and program directors. We assist in proposal development, coordinate communications, and help maintain and advance the relationship during and beyond the grant period.