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Foundation Partnerships

Contact: Salma Adem, assistant vice president of corporate & foundation relations
adem@uta.edu | 817-272-0095

The pliable Biomask being constructed at the UT Arlington Research Institute could help regrow facial tissue in place and improve the results of skin grafts.

UT Arlington tackles some of society’s most pressing challenges:

  • Cancer research
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • STEM education
  • College access and success

In addition to programs and research that address these issues, the University also educates and graduates tomorrow’s teachers, nurses, social workers, engineers and city planners (among others) – the people who will lead our communities into the 21st century.  


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Because only 19 percent of UT Arlington’s operating budget comes from state funding, philanthropic gifts are a key component to sustaining programs that help UT Arlington students learn while improving the broader community.  Recent projects that have benefitted from foundation partnerships include:  

  • UTeach Arlington, which recruits and trains future high school math and science teachers while also helping more than 10,000 K-12 students through classroom interactions, tutoring, and internships at local nonprofit agencies; 
     
  • Paralympic Sport Arlington, a partnership between U.S. Paralympics and UT Arlington’s Movin’ Mavs Wheelchair Basketball Team that relies on foundation gifts to serve close to 2,000 students with disabilities and their coaches through interactive clinics, camps and tournaments;
     
  • Innovative Community Academic Partnership (iCAP), funded by the Amon G. Carter Foundation, is a partnership that leverages the research skills of the academic side of social work with the frontline knowledge of social work practitioners to explore what programs work and why, what programs are not working and how they can be fixed, and what gaps in service exist and how they can be filled.  

Other opportunities for partnerships exist through:

  • First-generation scholarships
  • Summer programs in math, science and engineering
  • Undergraduate student mentoring
  • Nursing programs for populations historically underrepresented in the profession
  • Preparing culturally diverse populations for success in college
  • And countless other programs…