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The Power of Partnership: Foundations

The foundation relations program aims to increase the amount of private foundation grants made to UMR academic programs, outreach events, and special projects. We seek to provide a service that is both strategic and coordinated. We assist in taking great ideas and making them into fundable projects in partnership with foundations whose funding initiatives align with UMR’s mission and strengths.

Many foundations focus their charitable giving on providing scholarship aid – and that continues to be a great need at UMR. In addition, there are a number of other ways that foundations may wish to form UMR partnerships:

  • Funding new and innovative academic and community-based programs
  • Partnering to support faculty or student research initiatives
  • Supplying state-of-the-art equipment
  • Establishing endowments (scholarships, professorships, chairs)
  • Helping the university with its capital needs and facility expansion
  • Matching grants for faculty/staff contributions

If you and your foundation are interested in partnering with UMR, please contact Jay Hesley.

100% of all gifts designated to the University of Minnesota Rochester are received by and invested in the Rochester campus.

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The University of Minnesota Foundation serves as the legal, charitable entity for the University system.

Judy and Jim Sloan Foundation

The Judy and Jim Sloan Foundation is well known in our community for its support to area arts events and many other worthy causes. The Foundation was the first to step forward with its scholarship gift designated for students in the brand new Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program.

Thank you to the Judy and Jim Sloan Foundation.