Private Foundation Funding
Private Foundations are a great way to fund your research, scholarship, and creative
activity (RSCA)! Gifts and philanthropic grants from private foundations are handled
through the SJSU Tower Foundation. Non-philanthropic grants and competitive faculty
fellowships, on the other hand, are handled through the SJSU Research Foundation.
Non-philanthropic grants come with specific compliance requirements (e.g. publishing
in specific journal types, or intellectual property management). For further details,
please refer to this memo [pdf].
In general, do not worry about which SJSU foundation to turn to, simply reach out with your questions by email to TOWERandRESEARCH@sjsu.edu or to Samantha Kerath, Director of Sponsored Programs at the Research Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org (408) 924-1421, or Sela Gaglia, Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at email@example.com (408) 924-7033.