Advancing Mutual Goals for Change and Impact

The Office of Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy serves as the central hub for private foundations seeking to support research, education and programs that align with their philanthropic mission and goals.

With our fingers on the pulse of what’s happening throughout the university, we’re able to connect foundations to academic leaders and faculty in schools, departments, centers, and labs all across campus. We can help you develop robust relationships and facilitate collaborations for research and education, campus initiatives, strategic funding opportunities, and calls for proposals and awards.

Support for research, professorships, fellowships, scholarships, and programs from private foundations are critical to advancing UCLA’s research and education mission — and for achieving mutual goals for growth, development and impact.

These resources may also be helpful in expanding your understanding of the ways foundations can collaborate with UCLA. Please reach out to our office at 310-794-2315 for help navigating these resources or to discuss how we might assist you in achieving your philanthropic objectives:


The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Our office works with the UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to provide logistical support, policy guidance, strategic advice and assistance building relationships in furtherance of the UCLA research enterprise.

UCLA Office of Contract & Grant Administration

Our office works closely with the UCLA Office of Contract and Grant Administration, which assists the campus research community in reviewing, approving and submitting proposal applications, and negotiating and executing contracts and grants from government and nonprofit funders.

Donor Toolkit

This collection of resources and frequently requested items will help facilitate your donations to the university.

Limited Submissions

A limited submission is a funding opportunity with a limit placed on the number of proposals accepted by the foundation. UCLA has an internal vetting process for limited submissions, and our office can help you manage this process.


Please contact us to discuss how we might assist you in achieving your philanthropic objectives.