Foundation Relations

Connecting foundations and the University of Nebraska to change the world

The Foundation Relations team connects private foundations with projects at the University of Nebraska that align with their philanthropic missions, building partnerships that benefit all.

The Foundation Relations team also assists its university partners in presenting their projects effectively to private foundations, following the guidelines provided by these funders. Below, we share useful information for University of Nebraska faculty and staff who are interested in pursuing private foundation support via the University of Nebraska Foundation.

Helpful Resoures

Budget Template

Project Planning Worksheet


Many private foundations have their own specific applications and guidelines to follow for submissions. The below is intended to be helpful in preparing for those specific questions or for when a potential funder asks for a narrative about your project.


Get in touch with us to learn how foundation funding opportunities can help the University of Nebraska change the world.