Model Proposal Letter
All requests to the Ben B. Cheney Foundation begin with a proposal letter. This includes past grantees as well as new grantees. The Foundation uses these letters to screen proposals so that grantseekers can learn quickly if a proposal is of interest to the Foundation.
The Model Proposal Letter that can be downloaded here is both a framework for requests to the Foundation and a suitable model for requests to other funders that like to see the initial inquiry via a letter.
Also, a draft of a proposal letter can help grantseekers do a better job working with online interfaces such as screenings or applications that some funders require as a first step.