The Office of Foundation and Corporate Relations works in partnership with Skidmore College's faculty, administration, alumni and friends to secure external funding from national, regional and local foundations and corporations for campus priorities and programs. The work that we do helps the college to offer new and innovative programs, support faculty-driven initiatives, expand the curriculum, enhance the physical plant and improve the quality of life for our community.
Skidmore receives $912,000 Mellon Foundation grant
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Skidmore College a $912,000 grant to promote diversity and global learning initiatives in its new general education curriculum. The award will support the hire of two new, permanent faculty members, as well as faculty development initiatives. The funds – the latest in a series of major Andrew Mellon Foundation grants to Skidmore that have totaled nearly $8 million since 1970 – will create new tenure-track positions in gender studies and international affairs, as well as an administrative position.
SEE-Beyond Awards invite students to explore new techniques, technologies, or modes of inquiry or expression; to apply their academic-year learning to real-world challenges; and to clarify the interrelationship between their educational and post-baccalaureate goals. Awards may be used to support field or laboratory research, internships, artistic residencies, workshops, apprenticeships, or productions. Projects are supported in part by the fundraising efforts of Foundation and Corporate Relations.