Corporate/Foundation Giving

UMD welcomes collaboration with corporate and foundation partners in teaching and learning, research, and outreach.

UMD’s Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) office can assist corporate and foundation partners in navigating all five of UMD’s collegiate units and NRRI.  Our office can provide holistic campus engagement.

We facilitate and foster mutually beneficial relationships related to our well prepared and talented students, knowledgeable faculty and staff, and research facilities. 

We support philanthropic events and programs that are impactful at UMD and in the region.

If you are a corporate or foundation representative and would like more information about matching your priorities and interests with opportunities and resources at UMD, please call (218) 726-6418 or email Kristi Schmidt at [email protected].


If you are submitting a proposal and need University of Minnesota Foundation financial documents, or have questions pertaining to a potential submission, please provide a copy of the proposal and contact:

Kristi Schmidt at [email protected] or (218) 726-6418.