For Faculty

How We Can Help You

Our team can work with you to understand your goals for collaboration, develop a plan and help facilitate engagement with a target foundation or corporation.

Our goal is to provide exceptional services and valuable assistance that connects the business and non-profit community with our campus resources and expertise, and support long-term, holistic relationships with private foundations and corporations.


Our team can provide a number of services to assist faculty and researchers seeking partnership and investment from corporations and foundations.

We can help you:

  • Research and identify potential corporate or foundation partners.
  • Align research interests based on specific projects or concepts.
  • Work with a school or college-based development officer to coordinate activities that advance institutional priorities.
  • Coordinate written materials such as concept summaries, letters of inquiry or proposals.
  • Facilitate conversations with foundations and companies.

Contact Us

We ask that you please contact our staff before engaging in detailed conversations or submission-of-funding if:

  • You are interested in contacting a funder on the Chancellor’s Prospect List.
  • You have a project that may be appropriate for philanthropic funding from organizations.

Please also contact your unit’s development staff.

Getting Started

UC Davis’ Office of Foundation and Corporate Engagement (FCE) works with corporate and foundation partners, as well as university faculty and staff, to foster meaningful engagement with these external entities and to advance the university’s education, research and service mission.

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