This is a template that includes four (4) sample fundraiser letters. The first letter seeks
donations for a particular fundraiser. The second letters asks for donations to research
cures and treatment for a particular illness. The third letter elicits donations for the
education of children. The fourth letter thanks the donors for their generous donation.
This document should be used by individuals or entities that are organizing a fundraiser
and want to solicit contributions from potential donors.
FUNDRAISING LETTER – FUNDRAISING GROUP
Dear [recipient name],
On [Date] I will be taking up the challenge of [describe event you are participating in].
The [Name of your event] will raise vital funds for [name of school, PTA, group, etc].
[Name of your fundraising group] will provide [purpose of fundraiser – add as much
detail as possible].
We have a large fundraising goal for [name of your group] in [Event]. The expected cost
of the [fundraiser purpose] is [$ fundraiser goal]. I have set myself a personal fundraising
target of [$ sponsorship target]. I would greatly appreciate your help in reaching this
target because [benefit summary or fundraiser benefit statement].
I have started my fundraising off with a personal donation of [$ your own amount]. Your
donation will bring me closer to my goal and help ([benefit statement about fundraising
As part of our fundraising, we are also holding a [name of additional event] on [Date]. I
will be inviting people from the local business community/families from the local area. If
you could donate [Item for auction, etc.], I will include an acknowledgement of your
support on the program.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. As one of my sponsors, I will personally
let you know how we do. If you would like any more information on [name of
school/event], please visit [URL of your website].
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FUNDRAISING LETTER – FUNDRAISING EVENT
Dear [recipient name],
On [Date] I will join hundreds of others to help end the devastating effects of [illness
fundraising for] by [riding/walking/skating] in the [Event name]. By making a pledge on
my behalf, you are supporting research and local services to those affected with this
I have a personal stake in this particular event. My [person you are close to who has been
affected] has [illness]. Not only do I want to help him/her, but also the many others
diagnosed with [illness]. [Describe the illness]. Some symptoms of [illness] may include
My goal is to raise at least [$ Amount] this year. Please help me reach that goal with
your pledge. Your donation is tax deductible. If you wish, you may mail all or part of
your payment amount today in the self-addressed stamped envelope enclosed with this
Otherwise, I can collect your pledge after the event. Please make your check payable to
the [Organization running event]. My deadline to get my pledges in is [Deadline date].
Following the event, I will send out a brief recap of the [event name] to all my sponsors.
Thank you in advance for your support. Please call me if you have any questions or
comments about the [event name]. I can be reached at [phone number].
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FUNDRAISING LETTER – NONPROFIT PROGRAM
Dear [recipient name]:
Getting students truly engaged in math, science, and technology is one of the most
important factors in creating tomorrow's workforce.
[Program Name] is a program that addresses this issue. Through [Describe your program]
students are able to[Describe benefit].
[Program Name] will be offered to [number of] students from [school, club, organization]
as an [after-school activity in the spring, summer camp, etc.]. Participants are [describe
[Program Name] is [Give history of program; if no history describe goals]
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
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact [Contact
name] at [Phone number]. Send email inquiries to [email address].
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FUNDRAISING LETTER – THANK YOU FOR DONATION
Dear [recipient name],
I greatly appreciate your pitching in on the [Name] fundraiser. You really did a
Your contribution meant that [Describe what donation was used for and event].
Thank you so much, your kindness and generosity will not be forgotten. You have made
a lot of people very, very happy.
If you ever need me to help with a charitable cause of your own, please let me return the
Again, thanks so much for all you've done for [name of cause]!
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