Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy

Private and corporate foundations are generous supporters of higher education, and WPI's Office of Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy is your partner in accessing those funds. Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy helps WPI faculty and academic departments connect with private and corporate foundations and provides technical support to help you present your research, project or program to potential donors.

Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy can help you to:

Identify & research potential funders
Coordinate with other WPI offices
Develop solicitation strategies
Liaise with foundations
Prepare proposals
Submit funding requests
Process post-award documents

To make your application as successful as possible, Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy also coordinates with WPI's Office of Sponsored Programs and with Academic & Corporate Engagement​, depending on the type of research, project, or program and the funding source involved with a funding application.

Before approaching a private foundation, please contact: 

Janet Pane-Joyce, Director, 508-831-5345/jpanejoyce@wpi.edu