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The Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy staff is eager to help any member of the WPI community submit a grant proposal that, if funded, will benefit WPI. Working within the priorities set by the President, Provost, Deans and Department Heads, the services we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Program development brainstorming and guidance.

  • Identification and research of potential foundation funders.

  • Assessment of the alignment between the potential funder’s interests and WPI.

  • Liaison with potential funders to qualify a project or application.

  • Coordination and prioritization of campus-wide applications as necessary.

  • Assistance with writing and reviewing letters of inquiry and proposals with close attention to alignment with the funder’s goals.

  • Assistance with budget construction.

  • Liaison with the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Corporate Engagement.

  • Proposal submission.

  • Post-submission follow-up including obtaining funder feedback if the proposal is denied.

  • Organizing and facilitating foundation visits to WPI.

  • Grant acknowledgements and post-award liaison with Gift Recording and Finance and Accounting.

  • Foundation stewardship and post-award reporting.

  • Proposal tracking and foundation database maintenance.