Foundation Giving

Supporting Boston University offers foundations the opportunity to invest strategically in research, scholarship, education, and service programs that change the world. As one of the largest private universities in the country and a leading global research and teaching institution, BU is uniquely poised to use foundation gifts wisely and well on a wide range of projects—from scholarly and scientific research, to scholarships, buildings, and community outreach.

Many foundations take advantage of this opportunity, with wonderful results. Private philanthropic foundations support a huge range of Boston University projects and programs.

Our expertise in all aspects of BU’s teaching, research, and public service activities—as well as our knowledge of the broader institutional needs for student scholarship support, endowed faculty positions, and capital support—enables us to direct prospective foundation donors to the most fitting giving opportunities. We can help each foundation meet various philanthropic objectives, and at the same time make incredible research and learning happen.

Interested in learning more about the giving opportunities at Boston University that are best suited to your foundation’s philanthropic objectives? Please contact Michael Dettelbach, Director of Foundation Relations, to learn how Boston University supports the mission of your foundation.