Corporate and foundation gifts

Corporate partners

Corporate gifts help advance research and academic programs, provide crucial scholarship support, and develop the next generation of professionals and leaders in health care, business, nonprofit organizations, government and the arts, as well as Detroit's most innovative startups.

Corporations seeking to invest in and partner with the university help advance industry by supporting innovation and training for generations of professionals and leaders.

The Corporate and Foundation Relations team works to ensure that the goals of businesses and industry partners, as well as the academic and research missions of the schools and colleges, move forward. The team encourages corporate partners to visit campus and meet with faculty members, researchers and staff.

Foundation supporters

Local and national foundations support a wide variety of funding priorities across Wayne State, including research, academic programs, community outreach and other initiatives that help make the university a premier institution of higher learning and research, as well as a vital community resource within the city of Detroit.

Wayne State partners with local and national foundations to meet community needs, advance learning opportunities in higher education and engage in solutions-oriented research. Generous foundation funders support a wide variety of areas across the university, working closely with Corporate and Foundation Relations staff to achieve shared goals.

To request foundation prospect research, complete and return this form. To learn more about Wayne State University's funding priorities and areas for partnership, contact the Corporate and Foundation Relations team.