Looking at a sample fundraising letter for schools or school groups to use is always helpful. If you want to get more donations, you need to know what works for other schools and get some tips on what to say. The sample letter below is an example you can follow when soliciting corporate donations for a school or youth organization:
Sample Fundraising Letter for School
City, State Zip
Dear Contact Name:
Engaging students in math, science, and technology is one of the most important factors in creating tomorrow’s workforce.
Design and Discovery is a program that addresses this issue. Through hands-on activities, mentoring, presentations, and behind-the-scenes field trips, students discover the world of design and engineering. The participants are then challenged to identify a problem or opportunity and design a solution. Students present their designs to their peers and community in a design and engineering fair.
Design and Discovery will be offered to (number of) students from (school, club, organization) as an (after-school activity in the spring, summer camp, etc.). Participants are typically students in grades 7-9 that have expressed an interest in the program.
(insert background paragraph on presenting organization)
We would like to request (Company’s) assistance in providing this opportunity to the students of (school, club, organization, area). Your sponsorship of (amount) would be greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Sally Someone at 555-555-5555. Send email inquiries to email@example.com.
Design and Discovery Coordinator
Non-profit Youth Organization
So, there’s a sample of what you need to say in your donation letter. Be sure to read at least some of our other articles on donation request letters because the same rules that apply to non-profit fundraising appeal letters also apply to school donation letters. Below is a short list of some of our best advice on seeking donations through the mail.
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Don’t Start Your Fundraising Letters As A Stranger – One of the things you should never do with your fundraising letters is address them to “Dear Friend” because it can cost you literally thousands of dollars in lost donations.
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