The letter of inquiry also known as the LOI is a way to introduce your company to private funders & get them to ask you for a proposal. These are letters used to create interest in your project or organization. An LOI is sent to a potential funder & allows both parties to collectively decide if your idea is a good fit and of interest to the funder. The LOI is a small document typically not more than 3 pages not less than 2. The LOI can be converted into an email format however, we believe that to be less effective in our experience.
The Letter Proposal is a compact version of a full proposal. Many corporations & modern funders are now requesting the Letter Proposal vs the Full Proposal because they simply want to save time in processing Grant applications. This is often requested as a response to an LOI. It’s a concise proposal normally no more than 4 pages not less than 3.
This is the traditional long format grant. This is the document that most people are thinking about when they need Grant writing services. This is also the type of proposal that will ultimately be required by professional grantmakers like the Federal Government or a Private Foundation. While there is no limit to the size of a full proposal, in general, a full proposal is no more than 25 pages not less than 5 pages.
Depending on the project additional documentation may be required to qualify a grant application. We can support you in obtaining additional documentation like letters of support, letters of commitment, SAM certification, etc.
According to the “2020 state of Grant-seeking report”:
“organizations who applied for one Grant had a 66% likelihood to get an award. However, organizations that applied for 3-5 grants had a 94% likelihood of receiving an award & organizations that applied for 6-10 grants had a 97% likelihood of receiving an award.”
We’ve created a program that allows you to take advantage of the data & leverage it towards your success! This program includes;
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