Gifts and Charitable Contributions

Research Administration (RA) and University Development (UD) have complementary roles in the submission of proposals and administration of charitable contributions, primarily from corporate and foundation sources.  Effective collaboration between these offices helps faculty to navigate our collective resources and enhances our ability to secure and steward private support.   Since the same funding can be treated as sponsored activity for management purposes, while also being classified as a charitable contribution for fundraising, care must be taken to comply with both Research and Development policies and procedures.

Refer to the RA-UD Collaborative Procedures document for guidance on the proper characterization of funding, specific workflows for each categorization of funding for both pre-award and post-award, as well as other related resources.

Note: Although portions of the RA-UD Collaborative Procedures document are still being implemented, effective April 1, 2019, it is expected that the procedures for the screening of gifts through the IAF system will be followed (refer to the “Gift – Post Award Workflow” section of the document).

In addition, specific procedures are still being developed and may vary for the College of Medicine.

Please return to this page often for updates as well as revisions to the procedures document.

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