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Creating Connections and Opportunities

The Tufts Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) facilitates, develops and stewards mutually rewarding relationships between Tufts University and corporations and foundations. These relationships involve a variety of funding arrangements for research, projects or programs at Tufts.  The CFR office matches university resources and a variety of  opportunities, including:

  • a monetary gift or grant to the university;
  • donated equipment or other in-kind support;
  • a sponsored research agreement;
  • graduate capstone projects;
  • industry collaboration programs; or
  • access to other university expertise and resources.

Resources for the Tufts Community

To identify potential corporate or foundation sources of funding, or enlist our help in applying for funding or other support, visit For the Tufts Community or contact us.

Resources for Corporations & Foundations

To learn more about how to work with the CFR office and identify faculty, research or other programs at Tufts to support or collaborate with, visit For Corporations and For Foundations.

CFR Team: Specialization & Collaboration

The CFR team has staff members who cover specific schools and disciplines at Tufts. Please visit Our Team for more information on who to contact with questions. CFR team members work collaboratively, especially on cross-school or interdisciplinary projects.

Our Unique Expertise

Global Leadership

Through international research and commitment to global relations, Tufts inspires critical thinkers and effective leaders who address international and national issues across cultures.


We engender a collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment with the unique potential to make a significant impact on complex local and global challenges.

Societal Impact

Through collaborative partnerships and creative problem solving Tufts impacts others locally, nationally and around the world.


Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change and resource depletion.