Syracuse University

Why Foundations Should Partner with SU

Leadership, Excellence, Innovation, and Success

Syracuse University has established strong relationships with both local and national foundations—and no more so than in the past four years. What is driving these mutually beneficial partnerships?

  • Visionary leadership—Chancellor Cantor's belief in Scholarship in Action has made SU a powerful force, engaging people in ways that are transforming lives—and society—for the better.
  • Academic excellence—Our 11 schools and colleges are home to renowned experts and some of the nation's top-ranked programs, including:
    • The #1 school of public affairs
    • The #1 entrepreneurship program
    • A top-tier school of public communication
    • A top-tier program in international relations
  • A focus on innovation—Exciting discoveries are taking place in 30 different research centers across our campus. They explore such wide-ranging and diverse areas as environmental and energy systems, software engineering, biomaterials, human policy, supply chain management, and global affairs.
  • An impressive track record—The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Say Yes to Education. The Carnegie Corporation. The Levy, Mellon, Ford, Luce, and Hearst foundations. All have awarded significant grants to SU, recognizing our ability to reach beyond our campus borders and incite real, lasting, and positive change in the community, the region, and the world.
  • A responsive, full-time staff—Our Foundation Relations staff is ready to work with you to match your goals with Syracuse University's world-class faculty experts, state-of-the-art facilities, and diverse capabilities. To learn more, contact us.


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