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Sample Letter of Intent
Karen Eber Davis

November, 2010

Sample Letter of Intent

August 12th, 2009

Letters of Intent are a common grant-screening tool. The following template will help you assemble one quickly. The italics indicate instructions and the bold fields. In your draft remove and substitute as discussed.

On your organization’s letterhead


Contact person
City, State, Zip

Re: Letter of Intent for Name of Grant

Dear Contact Person:

This letter is inform you that the ABC Nonprofit intends to apply for the Name of Grant Program by the month, date, year deadline. The request will range from $250,000 to $350,000 dollars. (The grant program allows up to $400,000 in requests. Giving a range provides you flexibility during drafting. However, if the guidelines require a specific amount, provide this number.) The funds will be used to cite at least one eligible activity and serve approximately # and type of people.

Please find:

1.List any items requested, i.e., a 501 c3, audit, etc. (If nothing, skip)


Include a basic paragraph to establish your organization’s credibility. Use your standard statement of introduction—that is, one well-written paragraph of about 50 words to identify your mission, an overview of your services and a recent award. You can find additional information about the ABC Nonprofit at

I look forward to working with you on this application. Please call ###-###-#### or email xx@xxxx if you need an answer to any questions or additional information.


Your Name


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