It is important to respond to grantseekers. They want to know if their proposals have been received, are going to be considered by the board and the timeline for a decision. Although telephone contact is used by some foundations, it is recommended that there be some type of written correspondence as a follow-up. To save time and streamline communications, many foundations are using form letters that can be personalized.
Sample communicating with grantee documents included here are:
- Acknowledgement Letter and Proposal Acknowledgement Postcard
- Communicating "No" to Grantseekers - Decline Letter and Postcard
- Grant Approval Letter/Agreement
- Report Reminder