Some grant applications ask for a letter of support or commitment when there’s a partner organization or multiple stakeholders involved in a project. We find that organizations usually leave these for the last minute and find themselves scrambling to get a third party to write a letter of support.
A letter of support is similar to an MOU in a federal grant application. They’re usually a little less formal, though. This letter is often included as an attachment to a grant application, but you should think of it as an important piece of the argument you’re making in favor of your work.
Letters of support should:
- Thoroughly detail the agreement or relationship as it pertains to the grant application
- Include the representative’s signature and organization letterhead
- Add testimonies that prove the grant applicant’s suitability for the project/relationship
- Cite specific successes, metrics, goals, and objectives
- Name specific resources or people involved in the project
To save time, you can draft a letter for the signer. Or, give them bullet points to start with. No one likes staring at a blank page! There are plenty of great examples on the internet if you search for “sample letter of support,” or something similar.
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