Letter of Intent Template for Grant Funding Requests

Foundations and Corporations often request a letter of intent from nonprofit organizations seeking grant funding. This is usually the first step in the grant application process. The letter of intent is very important because it is the first impression given to a potential funder. I encourage nonprofits to take the time necessary to write a solid letter of intent that can be modified for future requests.

 

Elements of an effective letter of intent:

1. Basic information about your organization; particularly 501(c)3 status. Keep it brief.

2. Description of the need for your proposed project or service.

3. Description of how your program or service will fill the need described.

4. A statement about the foundation or corporation’s mission areas with linkage to your proposed project. This is extremely important! Make sure you research who you are requesting money from & let them know that you have done your homework by stating their funding priorities. If your project doesn’t match their funding priorities, look for a different grant source that does match.

A PDF template is available by clicking the link below:

Letter of Intent Template

grant sample letter of intent template

 

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