Welcome to the Office of Foundation & Corporate Relations. This office helps to secure grants for Allegheny College and its faculty and staff from foundations, corporations and government agencies. We seek grant funding for institutional priorities including capital improvements, curricular and faculty development, individual faculty research projects, academic programs, student development programs and student scholarships.

This site provides basic information about the grant-seeking process: how to identify funding sources, how to prepare proposals and how to manage grants once funding has been received. In addition, you can learn more about some of the people and projects at Allegheny that are supported through grants.

Interested in seeking a grant? Great!

Our office can help you in a number of ways. For example, we can work with you to:

  • Discuss strategies for funding your project
  • Refine your ideas to improve chances of receiving funding
  • Identify funding sources
  • Process the mandatory¬†grant proposal endorsement form
  • Read and edit your proposal
  • Prepare a budget
  • Provide institutional data
  • Assemble, copy and mail or electronically submit¬†your final proposal
  • Prepare routine and final reports once a grant has been secured

Because grants are typically made to the institution rather than to individual faculty members or employees, all applications for external funding must be reviewed in advance by the FCR Office. Allegheny acts as the fiscal agent and is responsible for ensuring that the terms of the award are fulfilled, and the FCR Office helps to oversee this and to ensure that all approaches from Allegheny to funding sources are coordinated. In addition, the FCR office completes required compliance checks for all proposals to ensure they are in keeping with federal rules and regulations and with college policies.

If you have specific questions or if you would like more information, please contact:

Dr. Amber Pouliot
Director, Foundation & Corporate Relations
(814) 332-2233
Heather Grubbs
Associate Director, Foundation & Corporate Relations
(814) 332-2348
Kate Bennett
Office Coordinator, Foundation & Corporate Relations
(814) 332-3864

Foundation & Corporate Relations Office