Grants and Foundation Relations

The Antioch University Office of Grants and Foundation Relations is responsible for coordinating grant proposal activity for the entire university. Grants and Foundation Relations staff can provide the resources to help you with obtaining outside funding for your program or project.

Support for Grantseekers

Grants and Foundation Relations Process and Procedures

Locating Funding

Developing Your Proposal

The Grants and Foundation Relations Office has forms and templates to help develop proposals and budgets.

  • If you have an idea for a project, the Project Description Form can help you flesh out an idea as well as provide information to Grants and Foundation Relations to help determine next steps. Just fill out the form and send it to Lisa Farese at Someone will contact you about the project and talk about next steps.
  • The Budget Template can help you develop a complete budget for your project.
  • The AU Fact Sheet provides information about Antioch University as well as campus-specific information.

Online Resources for Developing Your Proposal and Budget

  • The Foundation Center’s free, online short course in proposal writing provides the basics to get you started.
  • The Foundation Center’s free, online short course on budgeting basics helps you begin building your budget

Submitting Your Proposal

All proposals must be approved by the chancellor or your campus president. The Grants and Foundation Relations Office can help you complete the Proposal Approval Form and determine what signatures are needed prior to submission.

See the Grants and Foundation Relations calendar for workshops to help faculty and staff develop their skills in locating funders, writing proposals and constructing budgets.

See the Grants and Foundation Relations Newsletter for grants received, proposals submitted, funder programs and deadlines, proposal writing tips and highlights about current grant-funded projects.

Contact information:
Lisa Farese, Interim Director of Grants and Foundation Relations

Links to online resources, guidelines and forms:

Antioch University Information for Grantseekers
Proposal Development and Grant Management Flow Chart
Project Description Form
Antioch University Fact Sheet
Budget Template

Grant seeking resources:
Foundation Directory Online Free
University Proposal Approval Form – Letters of Inquiry
University Proposal Approval Form – Foundations
University Proposal Approval Form – Government Agencies
Grants and Foundation Relations Calendar – coming soon
Grants and Foundation Relations Newsletter – coming soon

Proposal Development Resources:

  • Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course
  • Foundation Center Budget Short Course