Letter of Interest (Program Grants)

Submitting a letter of interest (LOI) is the first step towards receiving Program grant funding from Hope Lives Foundation. The LOI is intended to briefly outline information about your organization, your program, and the estimated amount of your funding request. Foundation staff will review the LOI and invite full proposals from organizations that will best carry out the Foundation's stated interests. Letters of interest can be sent to the Foundation throughout the year. 

Letter of interest guidelines:

  • The letter of interest should be no more than two pages​.

  • Provide a brief background of your organization, including the mission statement, the history of your organization, and your annual organizational budget (a total budget figure, not a detailed line-item budget).

  • Provide a brief description of the program for which you are requesting support including the county where the program is operational.

  • Indicate how the program aligns with the priorities of the Foundation.

  • Indicate the projected cost of the program seeking funding.

  • Estimate the amount of funding you will be requested from the Foundation. 

It is the policy of the Hope Lives Foundation to support organizations, projects, and programs that do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristics. The foundation does not knowingly award grants to organizations that discriminate in their hiring, those they accept as volunteers, or the clients they serve.

St Lucie County               Closed 4/9/21

Martin County                 Opens 1/1/22

Indian River County       TBA

Okeechobee County        TBA

Letters of interest should be mailed to the Hope Lives Foundation, 546 NW University Blvd., Suite 202, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986.