Restricted Foundations

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

However, 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 the Office of Foundation Relations before contacting any of the foundations below:

  • Rita Allen Foundation
  • Alsdorf Foundation
  • Annenberg Foundation
  • ARCS Foundation
  • Buehler Family Foundation
  • Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Coleman Foundation
  • Owen L. Coon Foundation
  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • The Dana Foundation
  • Davee Foundation
  • Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
  • Endeavor Foundation
  • Farley Family Charitable Foundation
  • Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation
  • Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation
  • The Hartwell Foundation
  • The Hearst Foundations
  • Hoellen Family Foundation
  • W.M. Keck Foundation
  • Kettering Foundation
  • James S. Kemper Foundation
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • Leon Lowenstein 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
  • Les Turner ALS Foundation