The mission of the office of corporate and foundation relations (CFR) is to seek and secure financial support from foundations, corporations, and governmental agencies whose interests correspond with the priorities and programs of Williams College.

The CFR staff identifies potential funding sources and provides guidance in the planning and coordination of approaches to prospective funders. We prepare and submit grant proposals for institutional grants, provide stewardship, and assist faculty and staff in grant management.

Many alumni, parents, and friends have access to foundations and corporate giving programs through which they can direct support to Williams. Foundation and corporate gifts to Williams have supported students, faculty, curriculum, facilities, and resources, among many other purposes that enrich the students’ experience at Williams. Individuals who have suggestions about possible gift opportunities through private or corporate foundations should contact the office of corporate and foundation relations, using the contact information below.