Planning Foundation Visits to Northwestern

Will you be hosting foundation staff at Northwestern?

Occasionally, foundations request a site visit, either before they approve a grant or during the grant period itself.  The structure of these visits varies depending on the foundation and the purpose of the visit.  OFR staff have experience planning site visits and can help you respond to the foundation's requests. This might include arranging to have a Northwestern administrator attend part of the meeting, helping invite students, planning an agenda, and providing Northwestern brochures, magazines, and other supporting materials to share with the foundation.

NOTE:  Even if you do not expect to use OFR services to plan or manage a foundation visit, please inform us whenever a visit is planned. Since OFR manages relationships with all private professional foundations, we need to know when Northwestern faculty or staff are meeting with foundation personnel.

Please contact foundationrelations@northwestern.edu if you will be hosting a foundation site visit.