Solicitations to corporations and foundations (usually in the form of written proposals) are submitted through the University of Utah Corporate and Foundation Relations Office. The Corporate and Foundation (CFR) program encourages philanthropic support by matching donor interest with University needs and priorities.

Welcome to the new Corporate and Foundation Relations pre-proposal and proposal submission page. Starting today, you will be able to track/save/access all pre-proposals and proposal you submit (moving forward) using the online tool Submittable. You will also be able to see all the open calls for pre-proposals available to you, received instant notifications, and have the ability to review any comments and edits to your submissions. This system will help streamline the limited submission Corporate and Foundation proposal process in a big way – as we roll this out, we welcome your feedback.


Please contact Dhiraj Chand, Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations, with any questions - 5-9847,


 The Kahlert Foundation uses a two-stage application process.  In this first stage, your organization must use this form to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to provide a brief overview of your organization and the project to be considered.  The LOI enables us to determine if your request for funding fits our Mission Statement prior to you taking the time to submit a full application.

Only successful LOIs will move on to the full application process where you will be required to submit a detailed application and participate in a Site visit or meeting.

The board typically meets three times a year. Grant requests (LOI and full application) are to be submitted at the beginning of the previous month if they are to be considered at that board meeting. The earlier a grant request is received the greater the likelihood the grant will be reviewed and presented at the next board meeting.


 By January 1 for February Board Meeting

 By May 1 for June Board Meeting

 By September 1 for October Board Meeting

The Kahlert Foundation’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. 


Please use this page to submit your LDS Charities Project Final Report Form. You can find a link to the Final Report Form here. Once completed please upload the form.

Please contact Emily Newey ( with any questions.

Thank you!

Your campus area recently received an award from the Kahlert Foundation. We ask that you please complete the post-grant form below to summarize how the Foundation's grant has been utilized and what progress has been made.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!
The Development Office only coordinates the post-grant report submissions for a handful of Foundation including the (Dumke Foundations, Eccles Foundations, Watkins Foundations, and the Hemingway Foundation). 

Though we don't require you submit your final reports to us, we always appreciate a copy. Please complete the form and upload your documents below. Please let Emily Newey know if you have any questions (801.585.3398| 

CALL FOR PRE-PROPOSALS (online form available below)

Funding Range: $1,000 - $5,000

Deadline for Pre-proposals: Friday, July 26, 2019

The Development Office is seeking proposal ideas for the Castle Foundation's fall round of funding. If you would like to submit a pre-proposal, and your campus area has not submitted a full proposal in the fall 2018 round, please complete and submit the form below. You will receive a confirmation email once your pre-proposal has been received.  It is your responsibility to ensure that your form has been submitted properly.

The Foundation typically favors previously supported programs. Please only submit one pre-proposal for your College / Campus Area. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Rosenbury (7-9588).

Note: If you submitted a FULL proposal to the Castle Foundation last round (spring 2019), you may NOT submit a pre-proposal for this round – even if the request was NOT funded.

Questions to consider before applying: Has your campus area submitted a full proposal in fall 2018? (Please only submit one proposal for your campus area). Will funds be needed sooner than November 2019? (the Foundation usually makes their gifts around this time or later). Is this request for an amount over $5,000? (unless your area consistently receives this amount or more, please keep your requests to under $5,000). 

The following timeline has been established regarding the Castle Foundation:

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 5pm deadline to submit pre-proposals online 

Friday, August 2, 2019 -  Pre-proposals will be reviewed by University Senior Administration.  Approved departments/areas are invited to submit full proposals.

Friday, September 6, 2019- Final proposals due to the Development Office by 5pm - online submission

Friday, September 27, 2019 - Final Proposals due to the Foundation (the Development Office will submit all the U proposals to the Foundation online).

To research past funding by the Castle Foundation to the University of Utah, please access the giving history (Advance ID: 331649).  Please note current initiatives and funding limitations listed below.


The Castle Foundation was established in June 1953 by Olive Benson Castle.  Mrs. Castle was a civic-minded, involved member of the Salt Lake community.  The Castle Foundation has funded many worthy civic organizations in their endeavors to help the community.

The Trust Agreement establishing the Foundation provides that funds of the Foundation be used for “relief of poverty, the promotion of education, the advancement of health and scientific achievement, the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, and to benefit residents and persons living in the State of Utah.”

An Administrative Committee has been given absolute discretion in making the determinations of recipients and amounts of grants. 

Organizations favored by Mrs. Olive Benson Castle during her lifetime will be considered first by the Committee.  Next priority shall be given to organizations and institutions whose programs benefit the Wasatch Front, then to organizations to benefit residents and persons living in the State of Utah.

The Committee will generally not make grants to individuals, endowments, and overhead costs of applying organizations, debt retirement or operational deficits, constructions or maintenance of buildings, or political campaigns or activities attempting to influence legislation.


Gifts generally range from $1,000 to $5,000 depending on the amount of funds available and the nature of the request.  The Foundation meets twice a year; however, if an organization is awarded funds, the Foundation generally only gives to that organization once a year (every 12-month cycle). 


Dhiraj Chand | Director | 5-9847 |

Brittany Phelps | Associate Director | 7-9588 |


Lynn Wong | Director | 7-1066 |

Gwen |  Associate Director  | 5.1121 |

Thank You! 

Your area has been invited to submit a full proposal to the Herbert I. and Elsa B. Michael Foundation. The complete list of required information is on the grant application. The application template can be found here. Please read and follow these guidelines carefully as the foundation has a very specific format.

The complete proposal is due (via Submittable) on Friday, August 2nd. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Thank you, 

Dhiraj Chand | Director | 585-9847 |
Mary Rosenbury I Associate Director I 587-9588 I

Lynn Wong | Director | 587-1066 |

Gwen Allouch I Associate Director I 585-1121 I


Please fill in the appropriate information below regarding the recent grant you received from the Katherine W. Dumke and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Foundation.

Post Grant Reports are filed every six months and are not considered final until all funds have been expended.

Please let us know if you have any questions.


Dhiraj Chand | Director | 585-9847 |

Corporate and Foundation Relations