Corporate and Foundation Relations

Student interacting with corporate rep

According to the World Economic Forum, “Education is a fundamental driver of personal, national and global development.” Few investments offer such life-changing and enduring effects. As a private independent liberal arts college, St. Thomas Aquinas College relies on the support of corporate and foundation communities to enhance its teaching, scholarship, and service missions.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations identifies and engages prospective external partners and matches their philanthropic interests with the appropriate St. Thomas Aquinas College initiatives. We welcome the opportunity to create mutually beneficial partnerships based on shared values with the private funding sector. If your corporation or foundation is interested in learning more about potential funding opportunities or how to make connections on campus, please contact us.


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations provides information and assistance in the grant funding process. We can also help faculty and staff initiate and steward relationships with corporate and foundation partners.

Need support for a program or project? Wondering if a new idea might be attractive to funders? Schedule an appointment with the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to discuss your area of scholarly interest. Please bring an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a one-page summary of your project. During this meeting, we will explore potential funding opportunities and assist you in developing a plan for seeking support.

Helpful Links

If you want to learn about grants or research foundations, here are some of the top places to search:
The Federal Grants Site: www.grants.gov
The Foundation Center: www.fdncenter.org

STAC partnering with SUEZ to establish SUEZ Leadership Institute for Environmental Studies - check out the video.

Suez leadership Program - Students conducting field work in the Hudson River