Foundation Relations


Housed within Missouri State University Springfield Advancement Office, Foundation Relations focuses on securing philanthropic funding through building relationships with private foundations, corporate foundations, and other businesses to support Missouri State University-West Plains mission.

Corporations and private foundations provide generous support for a variety of projects and programs for students, faculty and the Missouri State-West Plains community. These initiatives range from research and scholastic endeavors to scholarships, programs, capital gifts and community outreach.

FR staff also work strategically with local, regional and national partners to initiate mutually beneficial collaborations and serve as champions for the innovative work happening at Missouri State University-West Plains. Our team develops strategies for long-term stewardship to keep foundation partners connected with MSU-West Plains.

Missouri State University-West Plains offers a wide range of opportunities for your organization to meet its philanthropic and personnel needs, and enhance the success of our students.

Review frequently asked questions regarding Missouri State University Foundation.

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) can assist you in submitting proposals to government agencies at the federal and state levels. ORA also works with faculty on sub-awards, contracts and funding from industry for sponsored programs. Please contact the Office of Research Administration if you are interested in these other sources of funding.