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.  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, our office can provide a means for WSU programs to apply for funding from organizations that require a 501(c)3 non-profit status.

Contact the Office of Foundation Relations at

Below is a list of recently released private foundation opportunities. You can find more private foundation opportunities on the Pivot website.

Title William T. Grant Foundation
Deadline Rolling Deadlines – contact
Amount $5,000 – $1,000,000

Title Paul Lauzier Foundation
Deadline The 2020 Charitable Grant application deadline is Thursday, April 30th. The application will be posted in January
Amount $755,500 total awarded in 2019
Contact: Karin Neuenschwander (