Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Department of Corporate and Foundation Relations resides within the Development Office of the Mount Sinai Health System. Our department is charged with establishing and maintaining institutional relationships with private independent foundations and corporations.  

We facilitate philanthropic support from these foundation and corporate sources for research and clinical activities, as well as community-based programs throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. We assist faculty in editing and composing letters of inquiry and proposals, assembling necessary supporting materials, interacting with foundations and corporate prospects, and providing necessary reports and stewardship.  

We take the lead in identifying programs and faculty at Mount Sinai who best fit the philanthropic funding goals of foundations and corporations and we develop strategies for cultivation and solicitation of prospective funders on behalf of faculty.  

If you plan to approach an independent foundation for any purpose, or an organization or corporation for unrestricted research support (no IP involved), please contact Corporate and Foundation Relations immediately.

Working with Development does not change the requirement to submit through GCO. The Office of Development’s Corporate and Foundation Relations Department is an active partner with the Grants and Contracts Office (GCO), the Committee on Special Awards (CoSA), and Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP).

About GCO:

  • GCO is the centralized administrative office that oversees the sponsored programs application and award process, and provides support to faculty regarding research activities. Every sponsored program and/or research proposal must be registered with the GCO. Evaluation by the GCO includes review for accuracy of administrative information and budget, as well as for compliance with Federal, State, New York City, and Icahn School of Medicine regulations, such as those pertaining to biosafety, or to the use of human subjects, vertebrate animals, or recombinant DNA.
  • If you are submitting a document that contains a budget or an estimate of expenses, or a formal proposal, you need to go through GCO first
  • Use InfoED to register your proposal.
  • Contact: 212-824-8300

About CoSA:

  • CoSA is part of the Dean’s Research Council, and is charged with identifying new strategies for improving our ability to compete for the numerous highly prestigious awards and grants that ISMMS faculty are invited to apply for each year. CoSA also assists in the preparation of applications and letters of support required from the Dean. In addition, CoSA provides any administrative support required for processing and mailing the application to the sponsor.
  • You must go through CoSA when applying to any RFP or other funding opportunity that has restricted submission (ex. X number of submissions per institution).
  • Contact:

About MSIP:

  • MSIP facilitates the real-world application and commercialization of Mount Sinai discoveries and the development of research partnerships with industry. Specifically, MSIP evaluates, markets, and licenses new technologies, and also negotiates agreements for sponsored research, material transfer, and confidentiality.
  • Visit to learn more or contact 212-659-9680.


Contact Us

Corporate and Foundation Relations
Mount Sinai Development Office
Tel: 212-731-7481
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