The Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations staff works with faculty on research and travel grants, drafts proposals for institutional projects and priorities, and collaborates with hundreds of public and private organizations that support the College's mission.

Gifts and grant awards received by the College in the 2015 fiscal year:


The National Institutes of Health (NIH), $412,470 for cancer research.
Martha Grossel, Biology

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, $301,956 for research investigating the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 
Anne Bernhard, Biology

National Institutes of Health (NIH), $268,096 for research on “Novel approaches toward the synthesis of cyclooctanoid natural products."
Timo Ovaska, Chemistry

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $216,000 New Direction Fellowship for medical anthropology research at Harvard University on the history of epidemiology.
James Downs, History

William T. Grant Foundation, $141,103 Distinguished Fellowship for a residency at a leading Connecticut nonprofit, deepening an understanding of educational policymaking and research on student engagement.
Jennifer Fredricks, Human Development

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, $15,000 Career Enhancement Fellowship funding a year-long sabbatical to research the sociologyof childhood/adolescence, with a focus on the voices of minority youth.
Ana Campos-Holland, Sociology

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), $6,000 summer stipend to finish a book, "Hollywood's Invisible Men: Black Soldiers and the Transformation of American Spectatorship."
Elizabeth Reich, Film Studies


The Sherman Fairchild Foundation, $300,000 to expand the College's innovative Science Leaders program, recruiting cohorts of transfer students from select community colleges.
Marc Zimmer, Chemistry

The Maximillian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation and an anonymous foundation, $225,000 for an endowed fund that will support summer research opportunities for students in the Science Leaders program.
Marc Zimmer, Chemistry

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $100,000 to support the College's Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology.
Andrew Wollensak, Art

Davis United World College Scholars Program, $100,000 to provide scholarships for top-tier international students who have graduated from United World Colleges (UWC).

The SJS Charitable Trust, $100,000 in support of the Posse Scholars program.

The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, $50,000 in support of the Stark Distinguished Guest Residency in Film Studies.
Abby Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty

The Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, $43,230 in support of OVCS: Education Works.
Tracee Reiser, Office of Volunteers for Community Service (OVCS)

The Sun Hill Foundation, $25,000 for the construction of a boardwalk in the Arboretum.
Glenn Dreyer, Arboretum

The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation, $14,000 to digitize a collection of rare sheet music housed in the Greer Music Library.
Carolyn Johnson, Greer Music Library

The Bennack-Polan Foundation, $10,000 to support the College's Sprout organic garden.
Josh Stoffel, Office of Sustainability

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), $10,000 to fund two artist residencies during the College's onStage series.
Rob Richter, Director of Arts Programming

Dr. Scholl Foundation, $10,000 for improvements to the Steel House.
Chad Jones, Office of Sustainability

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, $10,000 to support the Healthy Choices Initiative at the Connecticut College Children's Program.
Kathryn O'Connor, Connecticut College Children's Program

The William and Alice Mortensen Foundation, $3,000 to preserve a special collection of Civil War-era documents owned by the College.
Ben Panciera, Ruth Rusch Sheppe '40 Director of Special Collections

Chubb and Sons, Inc., $2,000 to support the College's onStage series.
Rob Richter, Director of Arts Programming

The Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, $1,400 in support of the Connecticut College Children's Program.
Kathryn O'Connor, Connecticut College Children's Program