The foundation relations team within Gallaudet University’s Office of Development is fully committed to assisting faculty and staff members seeking private funding from foundations and corporations.We are dedicated to fostering relationships with foundations which reflect and support our University’s priorities. We bring funding opportunities to the attention of our University community and respond to requests for assistance from administrators, faculty, and staff members. These partnerships fulfill the foundation’s mission and advance Gallaudet’s as well.  

Looking for support from the foundations relations team in making a funding request for your project? Please complete our Support Request Form, save your responses, and email it to Once we have received and reviewed your form, we will contact you regarding next steps.

Ideas related to research, outreach, or programs are suitable for grantseeking; we encourage you to come chat with us about your brilliant ideas!

Our services:

  • Prospect research
  • Proposal writing and development (you are the content expert; we help strengthen your case)
  • Providing copyediting and content feedback on drafts of letters of intent or proposals
  • Project planning, evaluation, and development
  • Connecting you with others on campus (or even off campus!) who may be able to serve as a resource
  • Liaising between you and the foundation
  • Education on the grantmaking process at Gallaudet University

Our office does not:

  • Take over your proposed project
  • Leave you out of the process

Special note for faculty members: before we move forward cultivating a new relationship with a foundation or organization in order to foster support for your project, you must have secured the approval of your department chair, dean, and the provost.

Important: Please contact our office before soliciting any corporation, foundation, or organization for fundraising purposes. The University has active relationships with many of these entities and would like to continue coordinating them carefully.


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