Community Benefit Letter of Intent
A Letter of Intent (LOI) is required for any organization who would like the opportunity to seek funds from the Owensboro Health Community Benefit Grant Program. It is a condensed version of the proposal that allows the reviewer to quickly assess whether or not there is a good match between the grantor’s mission and goals and the proposed project. It should be no more than two pages and should consist of the following:
- Name of the organization
- Tax status
- Summary statement
- Statement of need
- Project description
- Overview of plan for evaluation
- Budget for project
Make your Letter of Intent as strong, direct, and concise as possible. Aside from the project description, which should be the bulk of the letter, each component should be no longer than two paragraphs.
We know that your time is valuable, as is that of our volunteer Community Benefit committee members. The LOI prevents nonprofit organizations from spending an excessive amount of time assembling application material for projects unlikely to be funded. The Community Benefit staff will review letters for appropriate projects and make requests of application submissions only to organizations whose application for projects presents a strong possibility for funding.
If your project does not address a documented community health need OR address the root causes of health problems, it is unlikely your proposal will be considered.
If you have any questions regarding the Community Benefit Funding Cycle or Letter of Intent, please call the Community Benefit Staff office at 691-8270.