Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations


Grants from corporations, foundations, and associations are essential in supporting the University's mission to provide a high quality global education to our students, as well as to provide valuable relationships with the University community. Private funds and in-kind donations support a variety of projects, programs, scholarships and fellowships, capital investments, research needs, events and other important endeavors at FDU.

For more information on making a grant to FDU, please contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

Recent Grants


Alcoa and Bayer Corporation

Alcoa and Bayer Corporation are both funding a collaboration between FDU’s School of Education and Silberman College of Business’ Institute for Sustainable Enterprise. The collaborative project is titled “Integrated Problem Based Sustainability Education into New Jersey’s K -12 Curriculum.”  The project is designed to integrate sustainability education into New Jersey’s K -12 curriculum and will provide training to approximately 50 administrators and teachers from at least 15 school districts in Morris County. The workshops for teachers and administrators, as well as ongoing mentorship, will demonstrate ways to develop and implement an inquiry-based and interdisciplinary curriculum focused on STEM and key sustainability issues affecting our community and world.  The project’s long term goal is to prepare our students for the next generation of challenges through hands on work that teaches them how to think creatively and work collaboratively toward a sustainable world.  

PSE&G Foundation

The PSE&G Foundation is supporting the Gildart Haase School of Computer Science and Engineering’s STEM Academy.  The STEM Academy is comprised of the Technical Enrichment Outreach Program (TEOP) , which focuses on engineering; the Math Enrichment Through Applications program (META); and the Computing and Security Enrichment and Outreach Program (CSEOP), which focuses on cybersecurity.  Each STEM Academy module is intended for high school students who are interested in STEM and come from underserved backgrounds or school districts in northern New Jersey.  The STEM Academy programs run during the fall and spring semesters each academic year.  

Walmart

Walmart is currently supporting the Silberman College of Business’ Rothman Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, specifically the Veterans Launching Ventures (VLV) program which is a unique certificate program providing veterans with the skills and support they need to seize entrepreneurship opportunities, launch successful businesses, and/or prepare for success in the general business environment.  The hands on, personalized learning experience builds knowledge skills and equally important business and strategic judgment. It combines online instruction and assignments, one-on-one “vetrepeneurs” mentoring, senior executives, and face-to-face seminars with veterans, mentors, and FDU faculty. The program is run in the fall and spring of each academic year and an online offering is under development.  

William Randolph Hearst Foundations

A recent gift from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation has been used to support the EOF scholarships for the University’s most financially needy students. In addition, the Foundation has provided support to renovate the School of Natural Sciences labs in Dickinson Hall on the Metropolitan campus. These labs will allow the University to better serve its students, provide more research space for the faculty, and retain the best and brightest students and faculty.

BD

BD recently made a multi-year commitment to the University to support the establishment of BD Nursing Scholarships and Fellowships at the Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health; the renovation of the School of Natural Sciences laboratories on the Metropolitan campus in Dickinson Hall; the construction of a sterile compounding training center at the School of Pharmacy on the Florham campus; and materials and equipment for our Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy. 

In addition to the recent commitment to support health care and STEM initiatives at FDU, BD is also supporting the Technical Enrichment Outreach Program (TEOP).  TEOP is a component of the Gildart Haase School of Computer Science and Engineering’s STEM Academy.  TEOP is a STEM outreach program that caters to underserved populations and school districts in northern New Jersey.  BD is providing grant funds for 10 additional students from additional Paterson, New Jersey to attend the program during the academic year. 

Provident Bank Foundation (via funds from the Independent College Fund of NJ)

The Provident Bank Foundation, via the Independent College Fund of NJ, is supporting FDU’s Gildart Haase School of Computer Science and Engineering through a grant for the Math Enrichment Through Applications program (META).  META gives local area high school students hands on exposure to and training in mathematics and its applications.  META is a component of the School of Computer Science and Engineering’s STEM Academy, where high school students can enroll in outreach programs in engineering, mathematics, and cybersecurity.  The META program takes place in the fall and spring semester of each academic year and consists of workshops that will introduce the students to basic mathematic principles in Cryptography, Computational Neuroscience, and Graph Theory.  

BASF

FDU and BASF have partnered to offer the BASF Summer Science Academy at FDU’s Florham Campus. The Academy is an on-campus residence program that gives students from all over the U.S. and Canada valuable life experience in a college setting coupled with advanced level science and practical business knowledge. During the program, themed “Molecules to Marketplace,” students work in teams to research and develop their own personal care products using BASF materials and including consumer research, product design, and supply chain planning and marketing.  

Peter Jay Sharp Foundation/Sharp Fund PLD

The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation has been a longtime supporter of FDU’s theater program at the Florham Campus. The Foundation’s support has endowed the High School Matinee Program and provided funds for students to enroll in the “Night at the Theater Course” and “The London Experience Program.” In addition, funds have been donated to provide renovations to the theater, scholarships for theater students, and to create a Middle School Theater Outreach Program.

TD Bank Charitable Foundation

The TD Bank Charitable Foundation continues to fund the Silberman College of Business’ Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Their support of the Rothman Institute includes funding for the Veterans Launching Ventures program (VLV), Family Business Forum, New Jersey Teen Business Idea Contest, CEO Innovation Lecture, and the Female Entrepreneur Lecture.

Bank of America Foundation

The Bank of America Foundation supports the Silberman College of Business’ Rothman Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  The bank’s support is specifically for the Veterans Launching Ventures (VLV) program which is a unique certificate program providing veterans with the skills and support they need to seize entrepreneurship opportunities, launch successful businesses, and/or prepare for success in the general business environment.  The hands on, personalized learning experience builds knowledge skills and equally important business and strategic judgment. It combines online instruction and assignments, one-on-one “vetrepeneurs” mentoring, senior executives, and face-to-face seminars with veterans, mentors, and FDU faculty.  The program is run in the fall and spring of each academic year and an online offering is under development.  

Williard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

The J. Williard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation has established a scholarship fund at FDU’’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (ISHTM).  The Foundation’s support for ISHTM students at FDU will help address the extreme financial needs of our students and will help FDU attract and retain more highly qualified and financially in-need students, as well as to help ensure the long-term sustainability of our program.


Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)

The AACU has recently awarded FDU a TIDES grant to implement the Computer Science Talent Advancement Program (CSTAP).This grant will address improving the University’s retention rate and attracting new students to the Computer Science program by adding innovative components to introductory computer science programs. The grant will support the University’s approach of making the introductory courses more interesting and relevant to women and underserved populations. In addition, the grant will provide leadership experience and opportunities for our students and faculty.

Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a continuing supporter of our Summer Undergraduate Research Program on the Florham Campus. Up to eight undergraduate students each summer are provided with mentored research opportunities in the Henry P. Becton College of Arts and Sciences. These students are paired with faculty in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, and mathematics. Students will work on their summer research and continue that research into the next academic year under guidance of their faculty mentors and present their results at a minimum of one external conference.

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies (via funds from the Independent College Fund of NJ)

A generous grant from Johnson & Johnson, via the Independent College Fund of NJ, provides continued support for FDU’s Department of Psychology. The grant supports PhDfellowships in Clinical Psychology and FDU’s Center for Psychological Services and the clinical mental health services they provide for veterans and their families.

FDU's Ph.D. program in clinical psychology prepares skilled psychologists who are capable of appreciating and conducting sound research, and is one of only two programs offered in NJ.  The J&J Fellowship Program has made it possible for students who may not otherwise be able to cover the costs of a graduate education, to attend and complete their studies at FDU.

As a result of J&J’s continued support, FDU’s Center for Psychological Services will continue to offer Parent Management Training (PMT), focus groups, and ongoing events that bring together veterans and providers to promote open dialogues about their needs and resources available to them.  Additionally, the Center will continue to provide Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) services for children and families.  The grant will also support FDU’s PhD students in Psychology, faculty, and staff, to engage in sensitivity and competency training on the psychological needs of veterans and families, and the specific needs of veteran students on FDU’s campus. 

Novartis

Novartis is a generous supporter of FDU providing funds to our School of Pharmacy and Silberman Collee of Business.  Novartis provides funds to support the   Novartis Pharmacy Scholars program at the Pharmacy School. These scholarships are instrumental in assisting our best and brightest pharmacy students who exhibit financial need.  The gift of scholarship assists these students in the financing of their education so that they may attend the pharmacy school and carry-out Novartis’ mission to better serve the community in which we live and work.

In addition to supporting scholarships at FDU’s School of Pharmacy, Novartis also supports the Silberman College of Business’ faculty and student development fund administered by the Dean’s office.  

Wells Fargo – Robert S. Needham Foundation

The University has received a grant from the Robert S. Needham Foundation that funds the Robert S. Needham Memorial Scholarship in Business. The scholarship provides full-tuition, fees, and board in the form of an annual scholarship to a full-time student who plans to major in business at the Silberman College of Business, beginning in his or her sophomore year. This scholarship demonstrates the dedication of the Needham Family and Wells Fargo to the needs of deserving students at the University.

The Robert S. Needham Foundation was created as a memorial to Robert S. Needham and the Needham family. Robert S. Needham graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Rutherford campus of Fairleigh Dickenson University in 1964 with a BS in accounting. He was on the Dean’s List and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Later Mr. Needham became a CPA.