Corporate and Foundation Relations
The generosity of foundations, corporations, and government agencies is advancing CC's mission.
Their gifts and grants have funded scholarships for students, faculty development programs, international study opportunities, student-faculty collaborative research, capital improvements, endowments, and much more.
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) at Colorado College (also known as the Grants Office) brings together internal and external constituencies to obtain institutional support to advance CC and its programs. The CFR staff offers skills and experience in research, strategy development, writing, and stewardship support for CC administrators and program directors who are looking to fund institutional priorities, including multidisciplinary, extracurricular, and curriculum development projects.
The CFR Office welcomes the interest of potential partners – from CC administrators and programs directors who want to seek external grants, to representatives of private foundations, corporate giving programs, or other agencies that are considering contributions to CC.
Corporate and Foundation Relations News
Inasmuch Foundation awarded a $5 million grant and the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation awarded $2 million in 2015, and the Boettcher Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant in 2017, to support the renovation and expansion of the Colorado College library.
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College received a $35,000 grant in 2018 from the Mary K. Chapman Foundation to broaden engagement through the Student Guide program, which complements the audience-centric Patron Experience department and offers students from all fields of study the opportunity to learn art- and visitor-centric approaches to museum education, security, and management.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation awarded a $232,000 grant in 2017 to support the State of the Rockies eighth annual Conservation in the West Poll, a bi-partisan survey of the conservation attitudes and values held by registered voters.
In 2017, the Inasmuch Foundation awarded a $225,000 grant to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Colorado College’s Block Plan, which will occur in 2020. The college will celebrate the past, present, and future of the Block Plan and produce a book, a podcast, and a documentary film that will air on PBS.
In 2017, G.E. Johnson Construction Company awarded a $50,000 grant to increase the number of Museum Free Days at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College in an effort to expand its offerings to diverse audiences.
The John E. and Margaret L. Lane Foundation awarded a $2 million grant to commit a permanent endowment held by Colorado College for the exclusive support of the Fine Arts Center in 2016.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $1.2 million grant to forge deeper academic connections between Colorado College and the interdisciplinary arts in 2016. This follows the foundation's $800,000 grant to CC in 2013 to help launch the Center for Immersive Learning and Engaged Teaching, which supports faculty development and student support services and the study of immersive learning within the College’s Block Plan.
Colorado College received a $50,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in 2017 for acoustical renovations associated with spaces in The Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Hall of Music and Art.
Multiply your Impact through Matching Gifts
The impact of your gift to Colorado College may be doubled or tripled.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match most charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, visit our Matching Gifts page or contact your employer's human resource department.
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Faculty members are encouraged to work with Tess Powers, the Director of Faculty Research Support, to investigate internal and external funding options to meet their research and scholarly needs.