Corporate and Foundation Relations

Partnerships that change the world

Let’s Start a Conversation

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations specializes in helping organizations strategically invest in CSU through targeted philanthropy, sponsorships, and programmatic support. Our office helps connect world-class researchers and innovative programs to leading regional and national grant-makers and helps businesses partner with CSU for talent, innovations, and branding.

“Engaging with corporations and enriching the synergies that mutually benefit businesses, our campus, and the world are core to the mission of Colorado State University. As demonstrated countless times at CSU, it is by working together that we can ensure that future technologies and workforces are prepared to address the challenges ahead.”

– Jeff Callaway, Fermentation Science and Technology

“HP has a terrific and mutually beneficial relationship with Colorado State. We have a robust recruiting relationship and our team regularly engages with faculty on the development of cutting edge technologies. I’m always excited to see what the bright minds at CSU are creating!”

– Paul Martin, Chief Technologist, HP Inc.

Resources for Corporate Engagement

When working with Colorado State University, you gain more than access to world-class research and well-prepared future employees; your company has an opportunity to partner with one of the nation’s leading research universities in the areas of infectious disease, atmospheric science, clean-energy technologies, and environmental science. 

Learn more about:

Strategic corporate partnerships with CSU

Hiring students through the CSU Career Center, College of Business Career Management Center, or Engineering Success Center

Corporate sponsored research

Intellectual property, licensing, and technology transfer through CSU Ventures

Marketing with CSU Athletics

Resources for Faculty, Staff and Grant Seekers

We help the University community advance relationships with private foundations.

Find Funding Opportunities:

Curated list of Funding opportunities, updated monthly (PDF)

InfoReady limited submission opportunities

Colorado Grants Guide

Search for funding opportunities on SPIN

New to SPIN? Start here

Halo is a website to find partnering opportunities with corporations

Research Acceleration Office – a great resource for complex research proposal development

Resources to help engage with corporations and foundations:

Principles of Effective Grant Seeking (PDF)

So, You’re Writing a Proposal (PDF)

So, You’ve Received a Grant (PDF)

Quick Guide to Foundation 990s (PDF)

Corporate Relations checklist (PDF)

Corporate sponsorship toolkit (PDF)

Hone your grant writing with CSU Writes

Contact Corporate and Foundation Relations

Greg Lewis headshot

Greg Lewis

Executive Director

Crabtree – Development Ste 200

Sam Ernst, Associate Director of Foundation Relations, University Advancement, Colorado State University, October 31, 2019

Sam Ernst

Director of Foundation Relations

Crabtree – Development Ste 200

Headshot Dennis Bigelow

Dennis Bigelow

Coordinator for Corporate and Foundation Relations

Crabtree – Development Ste 200

Headshot Peter Hartman

Peter Hartman

Director of Foundation Relations

Crabtree – Development Ste 200


Lauren Dewey

Assistant Director

Crabtree – Development Ste 200

(970) 491-6539