CFR Fundraising Resources for Faculty and Staff

Temple University’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) helps faculty and staff pursue foundation and/or corporate support on both regional and national levels. Faculty and program directors should work with their school’s, college's development team to notify CFR of potential proposals or organizational partnerships. For additional information, please contact the Office of CFR to discuss potential proposals or organizational partnerships.

Funding Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

  • CFR manages relationships between the University and corporate and foundation partners. CFR can assist faculty by:

    • Identifying funding opportunities
    • Advising faculty and administration on how to make a strong case for support
    • Reviewing, revising, and editing proposals prior to submission
    • Contacting CFR partners on behalf of faculty and staff
  • Outside of CFR, Temple faculty, staff, students, and researchers may also find grant-seeking and grant-writing resources through:

    • Foundation Directory Online (FDO), which provides comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. FDO is accessible through the Temple University Libraries Database. If you are not on the Temple Network, you will be prompted to enter your Accessnet credentials to access the database.
    • Pivot, which includes information about sponsors in many disciplines, as well as federal, non-federal, and international sponsors.
    • Please use this White Paper guide when constructing your concept papers.
    • Proposal preparation and writing resources from the Office of Grants Management.
    • Public information for Temple University, including governance and policies, student profile data, budgets, Form 990, audited financial statements, and other reports.
  • This year, in partnership with the Office of Vice President for Research and with Hanover Research Consultants, three workshops will be offered for Temple University faculty and staff. The second one will take place on February 15, 2017 in Shusterman Hall. Two sessions will be offered from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The subject of this training will be Navigating the Funding Landscape for Grantseeking Success. This workshop will provide an overview of prospecting tools and how to use them to identify funders, what types of funding are available, when and how to reach out to funders, how to cultivate relationships with foundations, how program officers can help you, and using professional opportunities to identify prospective funding sources.

    Attendees are invited to bring their laptops to this workshop as various search tools and techniques will be demonstrated, and participants will have an opportunity to do individual searches themselves.

    Please RSVP to Rosemary Dillon at with the following information:

    • Subject line: February 15 Workshop RSVP
    • Full name (as it appears on your TUID)
    • Title
    • College/School Affiliation
    • Workshop session desired – morning or afternoon.

    Save the date: The third training in the series, What To Do When Your Proposal Is Not Funded, is planned for Friday, April 28, 2017.

    If you have any questions, please contact Rosemary Dillon or Julie Erhart.

  • CFR focuses on securing philanthropic funding by building relationships with private foundations, corporate foundations, and other businesses to support Temple’s priorities, including student and faculty initiatives, innovative programming, and capital improvements. CFR works in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research Administration (OVPR) to assist faculty and staff seeking external funding. The Grants Management Division of the OVPR is responsible for submitting all proposals for grants and contracts for research to public agencies, private non-profit research organizations, and business partners (agreements and contracts).

    Faculty and program directors may not apply for or receive grants directly from external organizations without receiving university approval. This ensures that applications comply with university regulations regarding budget approval, cost-sharing, space and equipment, research regulatory approvals, conflict of interest, etc.