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Grant Guidelines | Letter of Intent

Organizations wishing to request support from Williamsburg Community Health Foundation during the open competitive grant cycle must submit a two-page letter of intent.  The Foundation will consider one letter of intent per Spring and Winter funding cycle.  A limited number of organizations will be invited to submit fully-developed proposals, see our priorities for more information on projects considered for funding. Specific guidelines and forms for the proposal will be available online at that time.

Grant Guidelines

The Foundation is interested in receiving a two-page letter of intent that might include one or more of the following components:

  • Support for projects previously funded by WCHF that show evidence of effectiveness
  • New program planning & development activities
  • Capacity building projects that result in stronger agency performance
  • General operating support, not intended to supplant existing funding
  • Technology requests over $20,000 or is integral to a new program
  • Evaluation
  • One-time funding for capital purchases
  • Organizations requesting funds for personnel or ongoing programs are advised to identify additional sources of funding for optimal consideration.
  • Projects undertaken in collaboration with other non-profits will receive a higher priority. 
  • Grants to organizations over a multi-year period will be negotiated on a limited basis.

Letter of Intent

A letter of intent should consist of the following:
In a two-page typewritten letter, signed by the agency CEO or Board Chair, provide:

  • Project Director's name, title, address, phone and fax numbers
  • Brief agency history and current mission
  • Brief description of the problem
  • Brief description of the project, the population to be served, the project outcomes expected, plan for program evaluation, any partners
  • Total amount of funding requested from Foundation

In a one page attachment, provide the project budget details as follows:

  • Total project budget including proposed income and expenses

An agency operating budget and IRS determination letter MUST be provided with this Letter of Intent.


Last Updated: Thursday, May 18, 2006