Private Foundations

Private foundations provide resources to fund unique research and programmatic needs. The Office of Foundation Relations serves as a point of contact between private foundations and WSU. ORAP supports the Office of Foundation relations by processing applications and serving as a secondary point of contact for certain limited submission foundation grants.

For these and other grants from private foundations, the Foundation Relations team can help with identifying potential partners, facilitate introductions to foundation representatives, promote assistance navigating the internal process, and provide project and proposal development assistance. Through the WSU Foundation, their office can provide a means for WSU programs to apply for funding from organizations that require a 501(c)3 non-profit status.

If you are interested in seeking funding from a private foundation, contact the Office of Foundation Relations at