The corporate and foundation relations team at Grand View is dedicated to developing strategic partnerships between the business industry and the university.
These corporate alliances build upon complementary strengths, needs, and interests, with the goal of ensuring a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship for both organizations. We work closely with academic affairs, student life, community relations, and the career center to foster meaningful partnerships with businesses, companies, and foundations.
Philanthropic Giving Opportunities
The corporate and foundation relations team opens portals to the university by providing access to Grand View's faculty, students, cutting-edge technologies, state-of-the-art facilities, and other resources. There are many ways to support Grand View's mission to ensure exceptional opportunities and experiences for our students and the future workforce, including:
- Endowed faculty positions
- Capital improvements
- Undergraduate research
- In-kind gifts
- Employee matching gift programs
We invite corporations, businesses, and foundations to explore a variety of funding opportunities that support Grand View's students and faculty.
A particularly fruitful area of corporate and university interaction is the hiring of Grand View graduates. Further information can be found on our Career Center site. An excellent way to establish early links with students is through the Corporate Opportunities Scholarship Program and corporate internships.
The corporate and foundations relations team links businesses, companies, and foundations with Grand View faculty, students, and administrators in key areas of mutual research interest. These partnerships occur in the form of grants, sponsorships, faculty consultations, internships, and community investments.
We also assist in connecting companies to Grand View's annual Scholarship Symposium.
For more information
To learn more about partnering with Grand View or to explore corporate giving opportunities, please contact: Cindy Schaffer, director of corporate and foundation relations, by phone at (515) 263-2910 or by email at cschaffer @ grandview.edu.