CFR Frequently Asked Questions

What is a sponsored program?

A sponsored program is is funded by grant money that requires a performance period, itemized budget, and reporting. There are a specific set of activities and outcomes agreed upon.  Sponsored programs may be classified as instructional, civic engagement, or other.

What is a gift?

A gift is grant money given from a corporation or foundation with no return expectations (can be restricted to a particular purpose). Projects funded with gifts have no start or end date.

What is a sponsorship?

A sponsorship is money given in return for marketing.  Some examples of marketing value include sinage, name and logo on all printed materials, name and logo on t-shirts, etc.

What is the difference between a sponsored program and a sponsorship?

A sponsored program requires a performance period, itemized budget, and reporting.  There are also a specific set of activities and outcomes agreed upon. A sponsorship only requires that marketing value is given in return.

What is marketing value?

Advertising or other types of promotion given in return for monetary or in-kind contribution.

What is a REQUEST TO FUND form?

A Request to Fund form is filled out when you have an idea for a project, program, or event and need to find funding from corporations or foundations.  Filling out this form gives the CFR office the information needed to match your idea with the best possible funder.

What is an INTENT TO APPROACH FOR FUNDING form?

An Intent to Approach for Funding form is filled out when you have an idea for a project, program, or event and have identified interested corporations or foundations. This form is also to be filled out after submitting a Request to Fund form to identify the corporation or foundation you are interested in from the list provided from the CFR office.

What is the difference between a REQUEST TO FUND and an INTENT TO APPROACH FOR FUNDING?

A Request to Fund form is filled out if you would like a search performed to find a potential funder.  An Intent to Approach form is to be filled out if you have identified the funder you would like to approach or when you have had a search performed by the CFR office and need to identify the corporation or foundation that you have chosen from the list.

Why do I need to fill out a separate form for each corporation and foundation that I would like to approach for funding?

An Intent to Approach for Funding form will need to be filled out for each corporation and foundation because the forms are also used for tracking which corporations and foundations are being approached for funding.

When will I hear back from the CFR office after I have submitted my request?

A response from the CFR office will be given in 7-10 business days for a Request to Fund and no later than two business days for an Intent to Approach for Funding. Responses will be sent via email to the contact person listed on the form.