Support vs. Commitment Letters – Know the Difference

Collaboration among grantseekers has been trending so long, it has become the norm.  One way you can demonstrate collaboration in your grant proposals is by submitting extraordinary letters from your partners and other key stakeholders.  The type of letter you submit depends on the purpose—letters of support or commitment.

Support or Commitment?

Letters of support articulate general support for the grant request.  The letter should describe the author’s involvement with your organization and/or the community as well as explain how the funding will help address a need or solve a problem.

Consider soliciting support letters from

  • Consumers that use your services or individuals that benefit from what you do;
  • Government officials – aldermen, mayors, state and federal legislators; and
  • Other stakeholders with an interest in how the funding will benefit the community.