Seton Hall University

'Ask a Foundation: An Inside Perspective on the Grants Process'  

Side view of President's Hall and the Chapel with sun shining through trees. The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations and the Grants Team are hosting a panel discussion featuring program officers and executives from regional foundations entitled "Ask a Foundation: An Inside Perspective on the Grants Process."

Representatives from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation and the Partners for Health Foundation will engage in a discussion designed to give those in attendance a better understanding of the grant funding process and how foundations evaluate grant proposals. The panel will be moderated by Seton Hall's Director of the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Jennifer Kosakowski, with opening remarks from Professor Nicholas Snow, director of the Office of Grants and Research Services. 

The panel will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 16, 2018 in the Chancellor's Suite in the University Center. Deans, faculty, and other academic leadership who wish to attend are asked to please RSVP to

The initial discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the panelists and then a Networking Lunch Reception. 

"In recent years the volume of research, scholarship, grants and funding at Seton Hall have risen dramatically," said Kosakowski. "This panel discussion is a next step in that process and one of several we have planned to bring the perspectives of those who fund to those who wish to be funded." 

Prepared to present a wide range of foundation experience, the panelists include: Kathleen Smith, who serves as program director for Partners for Health Foundation; Jeremy Grunin, president of The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation; and Gigi Naglak, director of Grants and Programs for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

About the Foundations

The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation
The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation is a private family philanthropic foundation that aims to make the Central Jersey Shore the regional template for quality of life and strong economic health through root-cause focused investment in healthcare, education and the arts. To this end, the Foundation collaborates with and invests in innovative projects that have measurable impact and create meaningful, transformative change for the community.

New Jersey Council for the Humanities
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities, founded in 1972, believes in harnessing the power of the humanities to strengthen our pluralistic society. Today, NJCH builds on its legacy of outreach and engagement through its commitment to expanding humanities audiences, and envisions a New Jersey that delights in diversity and finds joy and understanding in the humanities. By enabling public programs, NJCH serves as grant-maker, program provider, partner, convener, and innovator, working with statewide and community organizations to bring programming to the local level.

Partners for Health Foundation
Partners for Health Foundation focuses on improving health outcomes and well-being for populations living within 15 designated communities in New Jersey. The Foundation's mission is to invest in programs and policies that will lead to healthy communities and healthy lifestyles. In its collaborations with partners, the Foundation actively seeks to identify and advocate for vulnerable populations around the state and support innovative strategies to address unmet community health needs. 

Categories: Research

For more information, please contact:

  • Jung Hae Chae
  • (973) 378-9855