For Faculty

Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) specializes in raising gifts and grants from private foundations and companies. The CFR team maximizes philanthropic support for UCSF by connecting institutional funders with the faculty members and staff whose projects and initiatives best fit their goals. CFR development officers work across the university, pursuing available opportunities with various UCSF units and programs.

CFR helps faculty members by:

  • Advising on alignment with specific funders and directing funders to UCSF projects that fit their interests
  • Conducting prospect research
  • Supporting proposal development with editing and deep rhetorical and strategic assistance
  • Coordinating site visits
  • Disseminating open Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Negotiating and vetting gift agreements and advising on gift vs. grant vs. contract issues
  • Providing general fundraising consultation and guidance, either one-on-one or via group presentations

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