Foundation Relations


The foundation landscape is changing. Their goals, engagement, and giving are evolving in order to better improve human life and our world. They increasingly play a role in bringing together governments, academia, social entrepreneurs and communities to find solutions to intractable problems.

While sustaining traditional foundation funding streams, Foundation Relations also serves UC San Diego and the foundation community to connect, convene and build partnerships that unveil creative opportunities and unleash critical innovations. Our team facilitates the development of ideas, projects and research to build collaborations with foundations to propel near-term and long-range impact.

Foundations have a growing appetite for risk and are embracing creativity. UC San Diego Foundation Relations is prepared to guide the University through this paradigm shift. We exist to interpret the changing philanthropic environment and bring a broad institutional and global perspective to engage with foundations as they chart their new course.


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