Office of Foundation Relations
The Office of Foundation Relations is Northwestern's central office in support of fundraising from private professional foundations. Foundation Relations' primary role is to manage and monitor relationships with private foundations to advance the University's goals and priorities. Our office is responsible for coordinating approaches to all foundations on behalf of Northwestern University. This allows the University to ensure that new approaches to foundations are strategic and initiated appropriately.
The Office of Foundation Relations works with Northwestern faculty who are planning to approach private foundations, providing research information on foundations and identifying those that might be interested in funding particular projects. We review proposals and letters of inquiry, provide editorial assistance, and help gather materials for submission. Our office also works closely with the Office of Sponsored Research to coordinate grant proposals and process awards.
Director of Foundation Relations
Susan Fisher Miller
Learn more about our department here.