Sample cover letter for a financial donation


  1. While writing a letter to the organization to which you are sending a donation, include any information you would like them to know. This information can include details like you have sent the gift in recognition of someone or how you would like them to use it. You can also mention some special requests, such as you want them to add you to their contacts. But it is appropriate to keep it brief.
  2. Tell the reader why you are sending a donation, especially if you are not sending in direct response to a request.
  3. State the amount of the gift.
  4. Mention any restrictions on how they should use it.
  5. Tell the reader whether you want recognition or not.
  6. Express appreciation for the work of the organization. Wish them success for their efforts or restate the reason for sending the gift.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

I was browsing through the ads in our local newspaper when I saw an article written about your organization, (name of organization). I was very touched and impressed by your mission, and I would very much like to be a part of your campaign against hunger in lesser fortunate countries.

In line with this, I would like to give a donation of (amount) to your organization. Thank you and more power to you!


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -