Corporate & Foundation Relations


We welcome our colleagues from foundations to engage with the University of Washington. We’re here to help you navigate the UW and its systems. We can:

  • Connect you to people and programs of interest.
  • Arrange campus visits.
  • Help you learn about UW’s grant acceptance and administration policies.
  • Distribute requests for proposals to UW faculty and staff.

Please contact us for assistance. We look forward to working with you.

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Lauren Honaker

Senior Director, Foundation Relations | 206-685-9077

Lauren leads institutional strategy in foundation relations, coordinates major interdisciplinary initiatives for institutional priorities, coaches faculty selected for private foundation limited submission opportunities on proposal development and trains Advancement staff and faculty in corporate and foundation relations best practices.


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Lene Hansen

Director, Foundation Relations | 206-221-4337

Lene collaborates with UW colleagues to develop and implement strategies to engage with foundations at unit and institutional levels. She supports the health science units including Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Dentistry. In partnership with the senior director, she works with the Office of Research to review foundation limited submission opportunities and coaches those faculty selected to move forward on their proposals.