Foundation vs. University
Sometimes you will have to submit a grant through the Foundation.
On occasion, you will come across funding opportunities through private foundations. If it is a situation where the funding agency (the private foundation) can only give the funds to another non-profit agency such as the University Foundation, then you must gain permission from the Foundation before applying. There is a separate form for applications that must go through the Foundation. The reason for seeking approval for the Foundation is that it must practice due diligence in reviewing the activities in which it will engage to be sure they fit within the guidelines established for its operation. Again, even though you may be the one carrying out the activities in a successful grant application, it is technically the Foundation (in this scenario) that is receiving the funds.
Last Published: January 9, 2009 10:43 AM