Corporate &

Foundation Gifts

Building Partnerships that Advance Faculty and Program Initiatives

The Florida Atlantic Foundation works with prospective private corporations, foundations, and their respective board members and program officers to secure funds for programs, scholarships, research, and other important university initiatives.

If you are interested in reaching out to a private corporate or foundation funder, please contact Karen Galea, Ph.D., Director of Foundation Relations, at It is important to connect with Foundation Relations prior to reaching out to ensure coordination of efforts as many local and national foundations may currently be funding Florida Atlantic projects.

We collaborate with Florida Atlantic’s Office of Research Development within the Division of Research to help faculty secure resources to advance their work and build meaningful partnerships with philanthropic foundations. We partner with all FAU schools, colleges, and units across our campuses to champion our innovative work with foundation representatives.

How can we help you?

The Office of Foundation Relations cultivates resources to help you reach your goals. If any of the following apply, please contact Karen Galea, Ph.D., Director of Foundation Relations, at to schedule a 30-minute consultation:

  • You have a project or research concept that could benefit from foundation support,
  • You are interested in a particular foundation, or
  • You are looking for a list of potential foundations to fund a project or seed a research project.


Philanthropy News Digest publishes Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for foundation funders and notices of awards as a free service for U.S.-based nonprofit and grantmaking organizations. More resources and tools are available through the purchase of a subscription.

The resources below organize access to 990s, which is public information for all 510(c)(3) organizations. Reviewing the 990 will show you who the foundation has funded. By combining the data in the 990 along with a thorough search of a foundation’s website, you can determine if the funder is a good fit for your project and organization.

Peak Proposals houses a library of useful blogs on a variety of topics including finding funding, proposal development, etc.

Many foundations require an applicant be a 501 (c)(3). When this is the case, the faculty and staff may apply as the FAU Foundation. Below are attachments that are typically required as part of the application. If the grant is awarded and is supporting research or another sponsored project, the funds will transfer to Florida Atlantic University for management.

2017 Determination Letter
FAUF Board Listing
FAUF Financial Statements/Audit
FAUF Annual Budget