Letter of Intent Guidelines

The LOI is a non-legally binding document which includes an introduction to your project, contact information at your agency, a description of your organization, goals and objectives, a statement of need, and a brief discussion of other funding sources.

Pisgah Health Foundation is asking for a LOI before requesting a full grant application. This will help to screen organizations which are the most appropriate to receive grant funds. More so, the LOI places organizations on the mailing list for all future addendums and modifications for that grant, including deadline changes.

The LOI Application will be accessible online on the open date of the grant cycle. The outline below will give your organization guidance on how to proceed. We hope that the following tips will assist you.

Elements of a Standard Letter of Intent

Introduction/Executive Summary

The opening of your LOI might be the most important part of your letter. It should be a concise, executive summary which provides enticing information to inspire the reader to continue. Include the name and tax ID# of your organization, the amount of money requested, and a description of the project.

Organizational Description

Be concise and concentrate on your organization’s ability to meet the need that you’ve stated. Make a direct connection from what you currently do to what you want to accomplish with the funding. It is wise to incorporate statistical facts about what you are doing and hope to do as well as specific examples of successes and needs.

Project Goals and Objectives

Describe the project succinctly. Include major activities.

Statement of Need

Elaborate on your objectives. How do you plan on using the funding to solve the need?

Other Funding Sources

If you are requesting funding from other sources, mention this in 2-3 sentences. In addition, include any funding already secured.

Click here to begin your Letter of Intent application.

Note: To open a previously saved application, please use the link provided in the confirmation email (entitled “Welcome Grantseeker”).