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, we invite you to:

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.