Sample Cover Letter for Proposal

Mary Smith, PhD
Program Officer
Group Foundation
4321 Common Lane
Some City, YZ 55555

Dear Dr. Smith:

The Some City Senior Center consciously asks for a give of $50,000 for our Senior Latino Community Outreach Pilot Project.

As the biggest senior focus in Any County, serving more than 450 seniors consistently, we know about the changing socioeconomics in our administration region. What’s more, we are focused on developing and adjusting our middle to address rising issues. The Senior Latino Community Outreach Pilot Project will enable us to pilot a one-year push to decide whether our inside can viably:

give far reaching access to wellbeing and social administrations to seniors in the Latino people group served by our inside, and

raise and completely coordinate the social competency of the board, staff, and volunteers of the Some City Senior Center.

Our top managerial staff is energetic about this program and anxious to dispatch it so we can turn into the most comprehensive and socially capable place for seniors in the majority of our groups that need these administrations. Should we discover toward the finish of our pilot year that this program is, indeed, effective, our board has focused on including a bit of the task’s yearly costs into our yearly working spending with the goal that the program turns into an essential piece of our center administrations.

Through this venture, the Center will turn into the essential referral given by Health Access Latinos, Families of Any County, and three group facilities inside a fifteen-mile sweep of our middle. We will likewise acknowledge referrals of Spanish-talking seniors from some other group organization in our quick administration territory.

Much obliged to you for your thought of our demand. I will catch up with you in the following week to answer any inquiries you may have, and additionally to learn whether we may meet with you to talk about the benefits of our proposal. In the interim, should you have any inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact Connie Jones, our Director of Development, at (555) 555-5555, x555, or

Jane Lovely
Official Director
Fenced in area

*Letter reproduced (with adjustments) with authorization from Winning Grants, Step by Step, Second Edition, Tori O’Neal-McElrath, Jossey-Bass, 2009.

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Composing excessively. A cover letter isn’t an exposition, nor is it a full proposal. Keep it short and to the point Tip: Have another person read it. Do they comprehend it?

Utilizing huge words. On the off chance that you’ve been to graduate school, you figured out how to write complicatedly. Try not to do that here. You’re not endeavoring to awe somebody with your intelligence. You just need to express your case as normally as would be prudent. On the off chance that you don’t know when you’re overcomplicating your composition, utilize an application, for example, Hemingway. It will disclose to you when your sentences are difficult to peruse and when you are excessively longwinded.

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Miserable to state, however your give proposal might be among hundreds or thousands that an ordinary establishment will see amid a normal year. Your cover letter can have the effect in making the slice to the following stage towards financing. In any case, how might you influence it to emerge?

All things considered, don’t have a go at anything “charming.” Foundation authorities won’t be awed. Yet, you can incorporate a passage concerning why your association is the one that can best achieve this mission. Study your opposition associations and evaluate exactly how and where you exceed expectations. That might be in the quality of your staff and volunteers, your involvement with this specific issue, or the group bolster you appreciate.

You don’t have to specify the names of contenders or scrutinize them. Simply feature your qualities. This would be a decent time to counsel with others around the workplace. Draw a couple of individuals together and conceptualize how your philanthropic exceeds expectations.