Corporate and foundation giving
The U of M welcomes collaboration with corporate and foundation partners in teaching and learning, research, and outreach

Minnesota's land grant university and premier public research institution has a long history of engaging in partnerships with corporations and foundations. These wide-ranging collaborations lead to mutual benefit, as well as to positive impact in communities near and far. 

If you are a corporate or foundation representative and would like more information about matching your priorities and interests with opportunities and resources at the University, see our Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations pages, call 800-775-2187 or email Elizabeth Wegele at

Need to contact someone specific at the University of Minnesota Foundation? Please visit the Corporation and Foundation Relations staff page.

Case studies

  • Kurt Winkelmann
    The Arnold Foundation awarded the U's Heller-Hurwicz Economic Institute a $473,500 grant over two years.
  • Student in front of chalkboard
    3M is the U of M's top corporate investor, including $26 million as part of the Driven fundraising campaign.
  • Researchers working in Medical Devices Center
    Boston Scientific invests in the U of M in ways that align with the company’s priorities and the U’s strengths.
  • Women leaders in front of a screen, presenting to female student-athletes
    Schwan's has made significant, long-term investments across the U, including women's leadership programs.