Clearance Requests

All requests for $100,000 or more to any foundation must be approved through the University. This approval is called a clearance. We handle the clearance process for you.

Anyone soliciting foundation support is REQUIRED to contact the Office of Foundation Relations, prior to submission. Foundation Relations handles these clearance requests for the Keck School of Medicine. All final clearances at USC are handled by University Advancement.

Please contact the Office of Foundation Relations at (323) 442-2340 to discuss your clearance requests.

The clearance process accomplishes three goals:

  • Provides useful information about your prospective donor
  • Ensures that multiple proposals are not being sent concurrently
  • Prevents the appearance of uncoordinated university efforts