Corporate and Foundation Relations

Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) at the University of Michigan-Flint serves as a point of contact for corporations and foundations, and it works to support all university units, students, faculty, and staff who may be seeking funding for programs, projects, and initiatives.  CFR works to promote opportunities for interactions with corporations and foundations, matching university initiatives to philanthropic agendas, and managing stewardship and recognition.

For more information about what CFR can do for you, contact Rebecca Pettengill, Corporation and Foundation Relations Officer, at (810) 424-5449 or rpetteng@umflint.edu.

Faculty, Staff, and Students

Corporate and Foundation Relations is here to provide UM-Flint faculty, staff, and students with the support they need when seeking funding in the form of a grant or sponsorship for a project, program, or event.  CFR will match your idea with the best funding opportunity or we can provide a list of possible funders after performing an online search.

The services CFR provides to campus include:

  • Identifying corporate or foundation prospects for support of campus projects.
  • Developing diverse funding packages from projects that coordinate private and public funds.
  • Identifying potential program and project sponsorships.
  • Working collaboratively with the Office of Research to maximize funding opportunities for corporate and foundation support for research projects and programs.

Our office will also assist with gathering supplemental information for proposals such as audited financial statements, 501 (c) (3) letter, list of Regents, etc.