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. Many grants support Building on the Block, the Colorado College strategic plan, which works in conjunction with and is funded by Building on Originality: The Campaign for Colorado College.
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's mission and 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
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.
In 2018, Inasmuch Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to support a symposium that will celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. The Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation also awarded a $20,000 grant to support the FAC's centennial.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation awarded a $280,000 grant in 2018 to support the State of the Rockies ninth 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.
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.
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.