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Restricted Foundations

We encourage faculty and staff to contact us before applying to any private foundation so that we can update you on the current status of Northwestern’s relationship with the foundation. On behalf of Northwestern, we manage a portfolio of more than 500 foundations that give to higher education nationally or in our region.

For some specific foundations, we require notification prior to any contact. There may be limitations on the number of applications that may be made, particular donor preferences, current presidential interest, etc.

Please consult with our office before contacting any of the foundations below:

Restricted foundation list

  • Rita Allen Foundation
  • Alsdorf Foundation
  • Annenberg Foundation
  • ARCS Foundation
  • Atlantic Philanthropies
  • Buehler Family Foundation
  • Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Circle of Service Foundation
  • Coleman Foundation
  • Owen L. Coon Foundation
  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • Charles A. Dana Foundation
  • Davee Foundation
  • Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
  • Endeavor Foundation
  • Farley Family Charitable Foundation
  • Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation
  • George Gund Foundation
  • Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation
  • The Hartwell Foundation
  • The Hearst Foundations
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Hoellen Family Foundation
  • W.M. Keck Foundation
  • Kettering Foundation
  • James S. Kemper Foundation
  • Lalor Foundation
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • Leon Lowenstein Foundation
  • Lilly Endowment
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Foundation
  • Mallinckrodt Foundation
  • McCormick Foundation
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Pritzker Foundation
  • Regenstein Foundation
  • Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation
  • Dr. Scholl Foundation
  • Sherman Fairchild Foundation
  • Siragusa Foundation
  • Starr Foundation
  • Terra Foundation for American Art
  • Les Turner ALS Foundation