Inquiries and Guidelines



Armando I. Bengochea
Senior Program Officer, and Director, MMUF

Lee Bynum
Senior Program Associate, and Associate Director, MMUF

Emma Taati
Senior Program Associate

Elizabeth Foley
Program Associate

Chris Jo
Program Assistant

Zaidi Rivera
Administrative Assistant


The Foundation makes grants to institutions and organizations, not to individuals.  All grants result from invitations issued by the Foundation to institutions with which staff have engaged in preliminary exchanges.  We are unable to consider uninvited proposals.  Please do not send inquiries about possibilities for support to more than one Foundation program.  Before sending any material, please submit an inquiry through the Foundation's grantee portal at

In addition to overhead, indirect costs, and capital costs (construction, renovation, equipment), the Diversity program does not fund fellowships and scholarships to individual students; diversity initiatives that focus on the STEM fields or on other non-humanities fields such as medicine, psychology, social work, journalism, law, and business; nor professional development initiatives apart from those supporting faculty development.

Grantmaking Policies and Guidelines

Please see the Foundation's grantmaking policies and guidelines for more information regarding the submission of proposals, annual reporting requirements, and grant modification procedures.