Partnerships with


Connecting foundations and UT to change the world

The Foundation Relations team works to match the interests of private foundations with The University of Texas at Austin’s research and programmatic strengths and priorities. We also assist faculty, colleagues and university grant-seekers in identifying foundation funding sources and provide assistance through the proposal process. Get in touch with us to learn how foundation funding opportunities can help UT Austin change the world.


For Foundations

Partner with UT to meet your philanthropic goals.

For Faculty

Identify and apply for foundation funding.


Foundation Impact

See how our partnerships with foundations are changing the world.


Funding Opportunities

Explore foundation funding opportunities at UT.
Meet the Team
Jonelle Bradshaw de Hernandez
Executive Director of Foundation Relations
Maria Nehring
Senior Director of Foundation Relations
Education, Communication, Fine Arts, and Social Work
Marjorie Beale
Director of Development
Bridging Barriers
Kay Thomas
Director of Development
Provost’s Initiatives and Upward Mobility
Joe Youngblood
Director for Development
Technology and Sustainability
Sean Redmond
Assistant Director of Development
STEM programs, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Crystal Aguilar-Marshall
Development Specialist
Alex Christiansen
Development Associate