Sample Letters Asking for Donations

Mary Gormandy White
Request for Donation Letters

If you are in charge of fundraising for a nonprofit organization, well-written donation letters can play an important role in your development efforts. Use one or more of the sample letters below as a source of inspiration for creating an effective donation request document for the organization you represent.

Four Example Donation Request Letters

Each of the letters below is designed to meet a specific fundraising purpose. To open any of the samples, simply click the image of the letter that you would like to view. Each example document can be edited, saved, customized and printed. If you need help downloading these letters, check out these helpful tips.

1. Project Donation Request

This sample letter is created to be used to raise funds for a specific project.

2. Seeking Individual Sponsorship

This letter is designed to be used by individuals who are participating in charity runs, walks and other events that require soliciting donations and pledges.

3. Fundraising Event Donation

This letter is designed to solicit donor support for a fundraising event.

4. Gift for Community Development

This letter is designed to be used in efforts to raise money to support a disadvantaged area, whether it's a poverty-stricken nation or an area that has been impacted by disaster.

Using Sample Fundraising Letters

Your final fundraising letter should, of course, be customized specifically for the needs of your organization and written with the interests of your donor base in mind. Whether you review the samples presented here simply as sources of inspiration or if you use them as templates for creating your final letter, they are sure to help take some of the stress and uncertainty out of crafting effective donation request correspondence.

Sample Letters Asking for Donations